My Man’s a Jolly Railroad Man: Moonshine Kate

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  1. Vintage Spins Says:

    Kat,
    I love train songs of all sorts, and your post today has brought back some great memories of my solo trip down to New Orleans in ’88. I transferred in Chicago on the way down, and New York on the way back. Sadly, I haven’t been there since Katrina – mainly because I’m afraid that I’ll discover the character of the city has changed so much as to be unrecognizable.

    A lot of money-grubbing, land-speculating swine moved in and took advantage of the situations of those people, and I find it disgusting! (Sorry for ranting . . .)

    Moonshine Kate’s dad was Fiddlin’ John Carson – a real country music pioneer.

    • katry Says:

      Marie,
      I too am a lover of trains and have taken some amazing rides. One in Ghana derailed while I was still sleeping in my bunk. It jolted me out of bed. No one was hurt luckily. We had to cross a trestle bridge with huge spaces between the trestles. The one from Quito to Guayaquil Ecuador was amazing in the sights we passed and the switchback we went down or is it up?

      I rode the trains whenever I could, still do!

      Thanks-I didn’t know anything about her.

  2. Birgit Says:

    Nice old song, I had never heard of Moonshine Kate, so I went searching. According to de-wikipedia this song is from 1931.
    An old locomotive depot in my town is now a railway museum with museum train services in summer. Last time we had a nice ride in an old steam engine along the river.

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      I didn’t realize when it was recorded but by its sound I knew it was early.

      I’d take a ride on that train!!


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