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(Emmylou Harris/Rodney Crowell)

I heard the train
In the Tulsa night
Calling out my name
Looking for a fight
She's come a long, long way
Got a longer way to go
So tell me how a train from Tulsa
Has got a right to know

She sings a song
So sad and high
And the Tulsa Queen
Don't ever lie
And she don't care where she goes
Don't care where she's been
And the Tulsa Queen ain't crying
'Cause I won't see you again

And I want to ride
Like a Tulsa Queen
Calling out to you
As she calls to me
As far away from Tulsa
As these ten wheels can be

Lately I speak
Your name too loud
Each time it comes up
In a crowd
And I know it when I do
The Tulsa Queen and you
Are gone ...



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    UnregisteredSep 7, 2014 at 11:57 am
    This is clearly a tribute to Emmy Lou's dear friend and love, Gram Parsons. GP was in love with the development of emerging country rock in the 60's and 70's. All good country songs at that time, as sung by David Allen Coe, had to have something to do with being drunk, your mamma, lost love and especially TRAINS ( or some travel mode). Trains were slowly dying off at that time, due to air travel, just as Gram did with the demons of drug and alcohol use with which he struggled. He left Emmy Lou behind to carry on his legacy and love of this music genre and she has done a wonderful job! The Tulsa Queen, however, is a constant reminder to the loss of genius in the death of Gram Parsons. He is gone.

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