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Leadville is the county seat of Lake County, Colorado. Population was 2,759 in 2017. At 10,152 feet (3,094 m), Leadville is the highest elevation, incorporated city in the U.S. Originally called Silver City, the last place Doc Holliday was a law man, abundant amounts of lead kept the town alive after the silver ran out.
Martin - I saw these lyrics by Larry a couple of weeks, and we agreed to my setting them to music, albeit with my feeling that an American singer was needed, because it feels weird being a Brit singing this.
A fawmer did offer, but their vocal has still not surfaced.
Here is the guide vocal version, with the instrumental here - http://soundcloud.com/projectmarv/bla...
Black Coal Train (Larry W Jones 02/07/2019) (song #7422)
Now, listen while we gather round the old black stove
A story about a train that my Daddy drove
In Leadville Colorado ran the black coal veins
That’s where Daddy started driving the black coal train
Real early in the morning when the sun was low
Rolling out of Leadville he made the train horn blow
Headed down to Texas on the steel railroad main
Mama cooked meals and waited for the black coal train
Right on time every week about the break of day
We heard the train a-comin’ down the right of way
Daddy drove that old train no matter shine or rain
From Leadville to Texas rolling the black coal train
Well, I know that story ended a long time ago
Daddy told us his stories round the old black stove
About rolling down to Texas in the cold and rain
And coming back to Mama in the black coal train
Daddy’s life was in Leadville on the black coal train