Black Ghost (Country-Contemporary Pop/Acoustic Roots)

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Song Description

Pro Review by Van Muller Love it! Great catchy song... Sounds very Tom Petty to me. I would love to hear more from this artist. such sad lyrics! Pleasant sound. Kind of Dylan like. - Tommy Sistak

Song Length 3:31 Genre Rock - Roots/Rock n' Roll, Folk - Rock
Tempo Very Fast (171 And Up) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Cool, Heartbreaking Subject Life, Disasters
Similar Artists Jack Johnson, Marc Cohn Language English
Era 1800 - 1899

Lyrics

BLACK GHOST
(STEVE DAFOE 2005)
(COPYRIGHTED)



JUST BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR IN 1855
RAILROADS SPRUNG ACROSS
THE MISSOURI COUNTRYSIDE
THE FIRST TRAIN DOWN THE LINE
THEY CALLED THE BLACK GHOST
AND PEOPLE ALL GATHERED AROUND
JUST TO WATCH HER ENGINE'S SMOKE

AND I CAN HEAR THE VOICES
OF THE PEOPLE AS THEY PASS
I CAN ALMOST SEE THE BLACK GHOST COMIN'
DOWN THE RAILROAD TRACK


AND OUT OF ST. LOUIS ON A DARK NOVEMBER NITE
THE BLACK GHOST LEFT FOR GASCONADE
WITH HER HEADLITES SHINING BRIGHT
THE TRAIN FULL OF FESTIVE FOLKS
THE FOOD...THE BOOZE..THE BAND
EVERY SEAT WAS TAKEN
THERE WAS NOT ONE PLACE TO STAND


AND I CAN HEAR THE VOICES
OF PEOPLE AS THEY PASS
I CAN ALMOST SEE THE BLACK GHOST COMIN'
DOWN THE RAILROAD TRACK


WATCH HER GO!!!!




AND I CAN HEAR THE VOICES
OF THE PEOPLE AS THEY PASS
I CAN ALMOST SEE THE BLACK GHOST COMIN'
DOWN THE RAILROAD TRACK


THAT TRACK WAS BUILT ON SHIFTING SILT
AND THE BLACK GHOST NEVER SLOWED
WELL THEY PULLED THE BODIES FROM THE RIVER
AND THEY LINED THEM IN A ROOM


AND I CAN HEAR THE VOICES
OF THE PEOPLE AS THEY PASS
I CAN ALMOST SEE THE BLACK GHOST COMIN'
DOWN THE RAILROAD TRACK



AND I CAN HEAR THE VOICES
OF THE PEOPLE AS THEY PASS
I CAN ALMOST SEE THE BLACK GHOST COMIN'
DOWN THE RAILROAD TRACK

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Pro Review by Van Muller

Love it! Great catchy song... Sounds very Tom Petty to me. I would love to hear more from this artist. such sad lyrics!

Pleasant sound. Kind of Dylan like.

- Tommy Sistak

Very smooth. I can easily see this playing as an underscore in a TV series, or as a jingle.

Very nice story song. I hear Gordon Lightfoot influences here. Nice chord changes and very soulful lyrics from start to finish. Catchy tune.

Wow! Great song! This is really a good story with a great tune.

Great arrangement and sound recording is perfect not to loud but not to soft just right, and your voice is got the pitch perfect going on with this crisp acoustic guitar playing real nice dude, great job. This record had me thinking a lot trying write this comment and then it was over. This tells me a song is great.

a good straight forward guitar and vocal country rock story song with a touch of blues. nice guitar playing especially liked the solo
very high quality production very clear sound.

Acoustic guitar sounds super clear and in tune. Very good recording all around, vocal also sounds very clear, pleasantly eq'd and mixed. Just the right amount of reverb for a solo performance, very short and not in the way, merely suggested. Great guitar performance, the section with the harmonics was a nice surprise. Very good voice and vocal performance, I can sense a strong song writer with many other catchy songs accompanying this one.

Well recorded. Overall well written song with a strong driving, rhythmical acoustic guitar and powerful vocal delivery. I believe the artist is able to get the intended emotional content/feel across.

Pleasant sound. Kind of Dylan like.

Lyrics Steve Dafoe Music Steve Dafoe
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