[Harp-L] She caught the Katy

Robert Hale robert@xxxxx
Mon Sep 3 22:52:53 EDT 2018

you guys are ALL so FUN!
Robert Hale
Your Royal Dukeness

On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 7:31 PM Jerry Deall <jdeall at xxxxx> wrote:

> Not only that Joe, but the blues is the reason we are not a metric nation.
> It's every inch of my love not every centimeter and I'm walkin' a mile for
> my baby, not a kilometer......
> So the metric system just isn't poetic, and we are after all, a poetic
> nation.
> Jerry Deall
> SPAH Secretary
> SPAH 2019 is August 13-17, @ the Grand Hyatt Tulsa, OK.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 3N037 at xxxxx
> To: harp-l at xxxxx
> Sent: 2018-09-03 7:23:51 PM
> Subject: [Harp-L] She caught the Katy
> I keep trying to slip away but YOU GUYS keep dragging me back.
> Last couple days have been researching this ‘Katy' thing and it occurred
> to me that I had never really thought of Texas when I thought blues. And
> Kansas? never happen. I always thought
> of Kansas with all the great saxophone players who used to gather in
> Kansas City in the 30s. But they played jazz. Missouri? yeah I guess
> because of St. Louis.
> I wondered why the composer picked that particular train. I would have
> thought that “She” would more likely jumped on a train on the east side of
> the Mississippi. On her way to…maybe Chicago.
>  Like isn’t La., Miss., Tenn., a bit more blues oriented and a focus of
> lots of blues stories? Then it hit me like the proverbial Led Zeppelin. I
> tried several OTHER railroads and none of them fit the song.
> On top of that, guess what? The Katy DID end up in Chicago. If you had a
> mind to go there. Wow, mystery solved.
> Smo-Joe  (p.s. Hey Madcat..I think I was wrong. That locomotive looks more
> like a 2-6-0 ‘mogul’ class. Probably made by Baldwin. Twin double expansion
> cylinders, 1500 h.p.)

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