[Harp-L] She caught the Katy
Tue Sep 4 00:15:16 EDT 2018
Judy Parker, CMT, CPT
Body Therapy Center
107 E Geneseo St.
Lafayette, CO 80026
> On Sep 3, 2018, at 8:52 PM, Robert Hale <robert at xxxxx> wrote:
> 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
>> 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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