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PlayThe Golden Age Of Steam
When I was a kid in Northern England, I remember my grandfather telling me the story of his courtship with my grandmother. Apparently he used to ride his bike every week to see her in the village where she lived, and told her that when he'd finally ridden a thousand miles they would get married. I'm not sure how accurate his story was, but I always thought it a lovely old romantic tale and a nice idea for a song. It's a shame it took me twenty years to write it.
Uploaded: July 2, 2008
Duration: 3m 17s