The James River Trestle W&M by Mel Parker 2015 Key D 2/14/15 Harmonica G
How long does it take to grow old?
As they walked across the trestle they felt the steady breeze of life pass them by… they could see the rushing of the waters in the river far down below… as they struggled to walk across its wooden ties…
Not far away, just around a bend was a tunnel hidden out of view… it muffled the sound of the oncoming train… as it came roaring thru… tore thru the darkness… broke into the light, sounded a warning “ Look out I’m coming through.”…
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide… on this high train trestle over the River James… it’s not a bridge, made for walking …it’s a trestle for a train… and the signs read no trespassing… you can’t out run a train.
Thirteen lives…, Thirteen lives were claimed on this high train trestle over the River James … Thirteen lives.., Thirtteen lives were claimed on the James River Trestle by an oncoming train…instrumental Break:
Each time the families gathered round to say their last goodbye… each time they asked the question… and that question was why?
Fourteen lives…, Fourteen lives were claimed on this James River trestle by an oncoming train … Instrumental
Fourteen lives.., Fourteen lives were claimed on the James River trestle by an oncoming train.
On the James River Trestle over the River,,,,,, the River James…..on coming train!