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The Cog Wheel Train May 31, 2009

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The Cog Wheel Train
by Mel Tatum
tto: America the Beautiful

Aboard the cog wheel railway train
we’re headed for Pike’s Peak
The trees, they quake; the air is thin
the grade is very steep

Oh celebrate the cog wheel train
The mountain pioneer
It scales above the tree line’s ridge
It’s tamed the last frontier

A yellow-bellied marmot’s there
emerging from the pines
I see a flock of mountain sheep
up near the Devil’s Slide


We’re headed now back down the hill
from one four one one oh
and if the train’s brakes should fail
the Springs are far below