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PostPosted: September 24th, 2003, 12:08 pm 
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As threatened, I wrote a song about the Budd Car, based on memories of last year's Winter Gathering, and other trips.

The Budd Car ©2003 Dave Hadfield

Em
Four of us last winter, standing in the snow,
Way up north to hell and gone in 38 below.
D
The trail was all behind us, we’d made it to the track.
Em
We were waitin’ for the CPR, and hoping to get back,

D C D Em
Bring the Budd Car, wo-o-o-o, bring the Budd Car.

The sun was getting lower, it was not a pretty sight.
We watched each other’s faces, looking for the “white”.
Frostbite in your fingers, every muscle sore,
Send again that railroad train and open up the door. Bring the Budd Car…..

C D C D
Take a northern railroad, step back into time,
C D B
Get on board and get off where you please. [chorus]
C D C D
From Bisco to White River, or anywhere on the line,
B
The train’ll stop, it’ll drop you off,
In the rock and lake and trees, B A G B

The Budd car is unusual -- they don’t make them anymore.
It’s got it’s own 2 engines -- they’re underneath the floor.
Half the Car’s for people – there’s baggage in the back.
Tripper, trader, trapper, tourist, rolling down the track. Bring the Budd Car….

Donny is the engineer – he’s got the front row seat.
His hand is on the throttle, his job is hard to beat.
the Conductor’s name is Jimmy, he runs things in the back.
Froze his fingers to the bone once trying to clear the track.
Bring the Budd Car….

[chorus]

The wind was like a razor, we sheltered in the trees,
Made ourselves a fire, and brewed us up some tea.
Our packs were up behind us, signals in the snow,
And every ear was glad to hear that welcome whistle blow.
There’s the Budd Car, y’should’ve seen us jump aboard, on the Budd Car.

Those of you who’d like to see this country as it’s been.
Get on board in Sudbury and ride the train again.
Visit with your neighbours, stop and say hello,
You’ll know a lot about them by the time you reach Chapleau.
Bring the Budd Car….


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PostPosted: September 24th, 2003, 12:30 pm 
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Hi Dave, great tune and sure brings back some memories. Funny you should have posted it at this time, I was just talking to one the folks at work about this particular trip, showing him a couple photos and then I happen to hit the forum and there it was, serendipity for sure. Couple more canoe trips and then we can all start to think about doing this again!
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Eh, songs in the making! and some of us were even part of the story.

Can't wait to hear it sung - the Symposium in February, perhaps?


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PostPosted: September 25th, 2003, 9:57 pm 
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With Dave's forgiveness, I now post the annotated and illustrated version of The Budd Car song...

(Anyone care to add to this thing? It could be a lot of fun.)

Tony


Dave Hadfield wrote:

As threatened, I wrote a song about the Budd Car, based on memories of last year's Winter Gathering , and other trips.

The Budd Car ©2003 Dave Hadfield

[Editor's Note: Dave (left) and friend Hans]

Em
Four of us last winter, standing in the snow,

(Ed note: Cold is relative, look at Georgi]

Way up north to hell and gone in 38 below.
D
The trail was all behind us, we’d made it to the track.
Em
We were waitin’ for the CPR, and hoping to get back,

D C D Em
Bring the Budd Car, wo-o-o-o, bring the Budd Car.

The sun was getting lower, it was not a pretty sight.
We watched each other’s faces, looking for the “white”.

(Ed note: This is how a true northern man looks on a –30c day)

Frostbite in your fingers, every muscle sore,
Send again that railroad train and open up the door. Bring the Budd Car…..

C D C D
Take a northern railroad, step back into time,
C D B
Get on board and get off where you please. [chorus]
C D C D
From Bisco to White River, or anywhere on the line,
B
The train’ll stop, it’ll drop you off,
In the rock and lake and trees, B A G B

The Budd car is unusual -- they don’t make them anymore.
It’s got it’s own 2 engines -- they’re underneath the floor.
Half the Car’s for people there’s baggage in the back.

[Ed Note: front and back depends whether you are travelling North ar South]

Tripper, trader, trapper, tourist, rolling down the track. Bring the Budd Car….

Donny is the engineer – he’s got the front row seat.
His hand is on the throttle, his job is hard to beat.
the Conductor’s name is Jimmy, he runs things in the back.
Froze his fingers to the bone once trying to clear the track.
Bring the Budd Car….

[chorus]

The wind was like a razor, we sheltered in the trees,
Made ourselves a fire, and brewed us up some tea.
Our packs were up behind us, signals in the snow,
And every ear was glad to hear that welcome whistle blow.
There’s the Budd Car, y’should’ve seen us jump aboard,on the Budd Car.

Those of you who’d like to see this country as it’s been.
Get on board in Sudbury and ride the train again.

(Ed Note: note the personalized baggage service)

Visit with your neighbours, stop and say hello,
You’ll know a lot about them by the time you reach Chapleau.
Bring the Budd Car….


Last edited by Tonycc on September 26th, 2003, 9:42 pm, edited 4 times in total.

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PostPosted: September 25th, 2003, 10:41 pm 
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If cold is relative, I look forward to seeing my relatives!

Definitely great moments and happy memories to save and enjoy, even share.

Recently, I was just asked by some folks to read through some of my winter outings and I happened to be poking about some of the pic's of this trip.

It is funny how winter minds think alike!

Thank you, Dave.

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PostPosted: September 26th, 2003, 7:14 am 
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Hi Tony, good pics and a great idea. I have a few pics that would fit in here just dandy. Will have to organize them and then I'll msg you with the links as you will have to modify the body of your msg. Should get it done next couple days.
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PostPosted: September 26th, 2003, 8:07 am 
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Well that's cool. Wayyyy cool! The Illustrated Budd Car Song.....

Thanks a lot, Tony. Wonderful.

And why exactly was Georgi wearing only shorts? I missed that one.....

Hey Georgi, when I tried to access the winter photos from your site the other day, it didn't work. Not sure why, but there was no link.


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PostPosted: September 26th, 2003, 11:31 am 
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Great lyrics Dave. I would like to hear it sung to music. And Tony your addition of the photo's is too cool.
It was just about this time last year, well maybe a little later, that we started talking about the winter gathering. Can't wait for the next one.
Geez, now you gone and done it. Gotta start making plans for our new tent. Got the material, oh yeah got to make a new sled and modify the stove. Here we go.
Dan


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PostPosted: September 26th, 2003, 3:20 pm 
Yep, sorry about that, I was in the mood of doing some house cleaning and trying to alter the pages/pictures/ etc...

It seems I got distracted a bit.

I must make the necessary changes to keep the links updated to their new homes....

Just the time to do so, is what I need.

I was rather hot and needed to dry off the sweat and cool down. Lucky for me a picture was taken, I had no proof!

Thanks Tony!


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Courtesy of Sid, I've made some additions to The Illustrated Budd Car Song. (see previous post)

Thanks Smokey!

And Dave, thanks for the song! Music makers add so much to this world.

I hope the first plans for this years trip are being made this weekend in Sudbury. Try and pick a new moon weekend again, I'll bring a better telescope next time.

Tony


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PostPosted: September 27th, 2003, 6:08 am 
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I'm sure the subject of the next winter gathering will be a hot subject (pardon the pun). We are bringing all our photo's and maps as well. By the looks of the weather, if you can't canoe you might as well talk canoeing or winter camping. We are looking forward to this gathering.


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Excellent additions!

Now all we need to do is the video!

Where's Moe!? He took the video of some of the winter events....

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PostPosted: September 30th, 2003, 10:42 pm 
FYI, Dave.

I have updated my web pages again to the new area where I have the 2003 winter Journey and pictures etc...

Just to keep you up-to-date.

Thanks

http://www.angelfire.com/in4/georgi/


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Thanks Georgi. Just FYI, a number of your Winter 2003 photos wouldn't load for me, especialy towards the last of the batch.


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Oops,

I was at the ...THUNDERBOX! and suspected I had more work to do...


Thanks!

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