Last of the Steam-Powered Trains

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Noma Music, Inc./Hi-Count Music, Inc. BMI

Chord file

Lyrics:

Like the last of the good ol' puffer trains,
I'm the last of the blood and sweat brigade,
And I don't know where I'm going, or why I came.
I'm the last of the good old fashioned steam-powered trains.

I'm the last of the good old renegades.
All my friends are all middle class and grey,
But I live in a museum, so I'm okay.
I'm the last of the good old fashioned steam-powered trains.

Like the last of the good ol' choo-choo trains,
Huff and puff 'till I blow this world away,
And I'm gonna keep on rollin' till my dying day.
I'm the last of the good old fashioned steam-powered trains.

Like the last of the good ol' puffer trains,
I'm the last of the soot and scum[?] brigade,
And all this peaceful living is drivin' me insane.
I'm the last of the good old fashioned steam-powered trains.
I'm the last of the good old fashioned steam-powered trains.

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (4:10), recorded Oct 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 22 Nov, 1968 UK Pye NPL 18233 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks 27 Feb, 1970 UK Pye NPL 18326 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 481 CD
The EP Collection 9 Nov, 1998 UK Castle ESFCD 667 Multi CD box set
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Special Deluxe Edition) 28 Jun, 2004 UK Sanctuary Records Group SMETD 102 3 CD set
The Kinks In Mono 21 Nov, 2011 UK Sanctuary/Universal Music 602527769448 Multi CD box set

stereo mix (4:03), recorded Oct 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 22 Nov, 1968 UK Pye NSPL 18233 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society Jan 1969 USA Reprise RS 6327 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Golden Hour "Kinks"-Lola, Percy & The Apeman Come Face To Face With The Village Green Preservation Society... Something Else! 11 Oct, 1974 UK Pye/Golden Hour GHD 50 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society Dec 1987 UK PRT PYL 6008 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society Jan 1988 Germany PRT (TELDEC) 8.26676 ZR CD
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 18 Dec, 1989 UK Castle Communications CLACD 161 CD
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 15 May, 1990 USA Reprise RS 6327-2 CD
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Special Deluxe Edition) 28 Jun, 2004 UK Sanctuary Records Group SMETD 102 3 CD set

stereo mix, abridged (1:22), recorded Oct 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Then, Now And Inbetween Jul 1969 USA Reprise PRO 328 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM

stereo mix, as "Steam Train" by Ed Kuepper, recorded 1997
The Modern Genius Of Ray Davies - MOJO Tribute Feb 2006 UK MOJO - CD

stereo mix, by Ayrton Mugnaini Jr., recorded 1999
Do It Again - The Kover Kontroversy Kontinues Jun 1999 USA - - CD

live, stereo mix, recorded 13 Jun, 2004 at Stadtwerke Open Air Festival, Potsdam, Germany
Rainy Day In June 17 Jan, 2005 UK Meta Media MM07 CD

stereo mix, by The Blaggards (4:12), recorded 2010 at Heidy's Creole Kitchen
The Kinks UnKovered 22 Jun 2010 USA Paradiddle Records 8579670021049 CD


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