When I heard the music accompanying the video below, “Train Song,” I knew I had to track it down. I loved the simple but poetic lyrics and the way you can hear the train coming closer and closer through the song. And I especially loved how the joy in the chorus mixes with the mournful notes of a train whistle, giving the song an unexpected emotional complexity.
After listening to a number of samples on Charlie Hope’s website, I quickly bought both of her CDs that were available at the time, I’m Me! and World of Dreams. The music is wonderful, appealing to our Little Engineer and very easy to listen to as an adult. So much so that I’ve found myself leaving it on after the Little Engineer has fallen asleep in the back seat. The songs on I’m Me are fun and catchy, and the lullabies on World of Dreams are beautiful. The lyrics to a few of them bring me to tears on occasion with the way they capture the strength of a parent’s–and in the case of “Thank You,” a (perhaps adult) son or daughter’s–love. We’ve been listening to these songs for over a year now, and I have yet to tire of them.
She has a new album out, Let’s Go Play!, which I’ll definitely be adding to our collection.
David Cracknell says
Hi I am a garden railroader in the UK and now with. 2 year old grandson, having to move into wooden trains and have to say your site is a god send…BRILLIANT BRILLIANT and FANTASTIC….I have signed up for the news letter and am looking at several ideas already.
For your little engineer I reccomend an old TV series from the UK set around Chigley, Trumpton and Camberwick Green…..made in the early 60s but I am sure he will like the old world charm…there is also our classic Ivor the Engine….now you have an idea where I will go with the wooden railway!!!!
Chigley is set around a miniature railway and too has a great song. Time flies by when the driver of a train..easily found on you tube
David Cracknell says
Be careful there are some fake editions based on Donald Trump…just so no small child gets upset