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PHOEBE SNOW LYRICS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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PHOEBE SNOW LYRICS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
 
« on: Dec 26th, 2012, 8:37pm »
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   SAYS PHOEBE SNOW
 
    I CANNOT GO
 
    UPON A TRIP TO BUFFALO
 
    NO DEPOT BRIGHT
 
    FOR TO ALIGHT
 
   THERE IS NO ROAD OF ANTHRACITE


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: PHOEBE SNOW LYRICS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
 
« Reply #1 on: Dec 26th, 2012, 8:46pm »
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MISS PHOEBE SNOW
 
ONCE ALL AGLOW
 
RECALLS GLORY DAYS OF BUFFALO
 
AH, 'TIS SO SAD A SIGHT
 
NO TRAINS TAKE FLIGHT
 
UPON DEAR ROAD OF ANTHRACITE


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: PHOEBE SNOW LYRICS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
 
« Reply #2 on: Dec 26th, 2012, 8:50pm »
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TOO MUCH TO BEAR
 
HEART HEAVY WITH CARE
 
NO TANG OF ANTHRACITE TO PERFUME THE AIR
 
MISS SNOW SAYS:
 
'TIS NOT RIGHT
 
NO HOPE IN SIGHT
 
TO REVIVE MY ROAD OF ANTHRACITE


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: PHOEBE SNOW LYRICS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
 
« Reply #3 on: Dec 26th, 2012, 8:53pm »
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MISS SNOW COULD SCAN
 
THROUGH HER JOURNEY'S SPAN
 
EACH LEVEL-HEADED TOWER-MAN
 
BUT BOTH TOWER AND MAN
 
HAVE TAKEN HEAVEN'LY FLIGHT
 
UPON FORMER ROAD OF ANTHRACITE


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: PHOEBE SNOW LYRICS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
 
« Reply #4 on: Dec 26th, 2012, 8:57pm »
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DEVOID OF FEAR
 
MISS SNOW DOTH CHEERED
 
THE STALWART, STEADY ENGINEER
 
TODAY FOLKS TAKE FLIGHT
 
AIRBORNE DAY AND NIGHT
 
NEW WAYS FOORSOOK DEAR ROAD OF ANTHRACITE


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: PHOEBE SNOW LYRICS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
 
« Reply #5 on: Dec 26th, 2012, 9:03pm »
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THE ANTHRACITE WAY
 
BY NIGHT AND DAY
 
T'WAS HOW ONE REACHED HOME FOR CHRISTMAS DAY
 
NO TRAFFIC TO FIGHT
 
NO LONG LINES IN SIGHT
 
ONE SIMPLY TRAVEL'D ROAD OF ANTHRACITE


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: PHOEBE SNOW LYRICS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
 
« Reply #6 on: Dec 26th, 2012, 10:23pm »
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MISS PHOEBE'S THERE
 
DON'T YOU KNOW WHERE?
 
HAUNTING WATER GAP 'OER THE DELAWARE
 
HER SPIRIT ONCE BRIGHT
 
'TIS NOW BUT SLIGHT
 
ALONG GHOST ROAD OF ANTHRACITE


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Charlie Ricker
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Re: PHOEBE SNOW LYRICS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
 
« Reply #7 on: Dec 26th, 2012, 10:48pm »
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Very cool! There were so many different Phoebe Snow lyrics from the past, sadly so many can now be conjured up to lament the "Road of Anthracite."
 
Charlie


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: PHOEBE SNOW LYRICS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
 
« Reply #8 on: Dec 26th, 2012, 11:59pm »
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Charlie:
 
Indeed!
 
I have a very old booklet (issued by the DL&W), "THE STORY OF PHOEBE SNOW", which not only tells the story of this dainty little lady from a long-ago time, but also, presents a number of PHOEBE jingles which, again, further drive home the point that the DLU&W was indeed a road that believed in CLASS.....ELEGANCE....and EFFICIENCY!
 
Just like nowadays......
 
Only when we forget Miss Snow will the DL&W truly pass away.....
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: PHOEBE SNOW LYRICS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
 
« Reply #9 on: Dec 27th, 2012, 12:03am »
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Charlie/All:
 
This classic PHOEBE jingle truly says it all:
 
WHILE SOME MAY WAIT
 
AND HESITATE
 
TO BRING THEIR STATIONS UP TO DATE
 
THEY'RE NEW AND BRIGHT
 
WHEN YOU ALIGHT
 
FROM OFF THE ROAD OF ANTHRACITE
 
Surely, the magnificent 1907 Hoboken Terminal (amongst others) comes to mind, here......
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: PHOEBE SNOW LYRICS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
 
« Reply #10 on: Dec 27th, 2012, 12:07am »
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A SIMILIAR JINGLE FOR 2013 MIGHT READ AS FOLLOWS:
 
PLASTIC SHELTERS WAIT
 
BEYOND THE GATE
 
OF PREBAB DEPOTS WHICH AGGRAVATE
 
NO PALACES BRIGHT
 
TO BOARD OR ALIGHT
 
'TIS NO MORE ROAD OF ANTHRACITE


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: PHOEBE SNOW LYRICS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
 
« Reply #11 on: Dec 27th, 2012, 12:10am »
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A SANDWICH, STALE
 
SAD CULINARY TALE
 
IS NOW THE NORM WHEN RIDING RAIL
 
NO CRYSTAL BRIGHT
 
NOR CUISINE DELIGHT
 
ALAS
 
'TIS NO MORE ROAD OF ANTHRACITE


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: PHOEBE SNOW LYRICS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
 
« Reply #12 on: Dec 27th, 2012, 12:17am »
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WHEN 'MADE' THE SAY
 
'IN USA'
 
THEY SPEAK OF OLDEN, GLORY DAYS
 
'YANK' BUILDERS TOOK FLIGHT
 
OLD FOLKS RECALL MIGHT
 
OF GLORY DAYS OF ANTHRACITE


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #13 on: Dec 27th, 2012, 9:36am »
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MISS PHOEBE'S WAY
 
WAS ONCE THE WAY
 
OF REACHING HOME
 
ON CHRISTMAS DAY
 
NOW MOTORIST DOTH FIGHT
 
NO RELIEF IN SIGHT
 
THERE IS NO ROAD OF ANTHRACITE


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Charlie Ricker
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Re: PHOEBE SNOW LYRICS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
 
« Reply #14 on: Dec 27th, 2012, 9:38am »
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Very creative, and yet true especially of the "Culinary Tales!"  
 
Ah, the woe-begone days of fine China and Crystal!  
 
Charlie


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: PHOEBE SNOW LYRICS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
 
« Reply #15 on: Dec 27th, 2012, 9:52am »
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on Dec 27th, 2012, 9:38am, charlie6017 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Very creative, and yet true especially of the "Culinary Tales!"  
 
Ah, the woe-begone days of fine China and Crystal!  
 
Charlie

 
 
Charlie:
 
It is indeed sobering when one comparies the glorified "snack bar" food most commonly associated with AMTRAK these days, with the rich and rare ambience once so commonplace on The Road of Anthracite.
 
The DL&W's dining cars were famed for the fine food and excellent service, not to mention the high quality of the table linens, glassware, and china.
 
The E-L tried hard to keep this fine tradition alive, even during the waning days of through service.
 
Aaaaah, 'tis sad to say, but Miss Snow would surely shed a few tears into her dainty handkerchief today, if she could see what has since transpired on the rails.....
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: PHOEBE SNOW LYRICS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
 
« Reply #16 on: Dec 27th, 2012, 10:56am »
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NOW 'AEROPLANES'  
 
INSTEAD OF TRAINS
 
SOAR ABOVE YON MOUNTAIN CHAINS
 
AUTOS ON 'THE INTERSTATE' FIGHT
 
FOR GAS PRICES RIGHT
 
THERE IS NO ROAD OF ANTHRACITE


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: PHOEBE SNOW LYRICS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
 
« Reply #17 on: Dec 27th, 2012, 11:03am »
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A COZY SEAT
 
A DAINTY TREAT
 
MADE PHOEBE'S HAPPINESS COMPLETE
 
NO 'CELL' CHATTER, TRITE
 
T'WOULD MAR HER DELIGHT  
 
UPON HER ROAD OF ANTHRACITE


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Charlie Ricker
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Re: PHOEBE SNOW LYRICS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
 
« Reply #18 on: Dec 27th, 2012, 11:35am »
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Silent Rails
 
Some of them becoming trails
 
Only a few remaining stations
 
Stand guard, no trains in sight
 
Phoebe Snow will sadly opine
 
"No more comfort on The Road of Anthracite."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: PHOEBE SNOW LYRICS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
 
« Reply #19 on: Dec 27th, 2012, 12:43pm »
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Charlie:
 
WAY TO GO, MY FRIEND!
 
GOOD WORK!
 
"H.F.M."


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