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Spanish Train  Chris de Burgh

Dm ~
[Dm]There's a Spanish train that runs between
[Bb]Quadalquivir and old Saville,
[C]and at dead of night the whistle blows,
[A7]and[Dm] people hear she's running still.
[Dm]And then they hush their children back to sleep,
[Bb]lock the doors, upstairs they creep,
[C]for it is said that the souls of the dead
[A7]fil[Dm]l that train ten thousand deep!
[Dm]Wel[Bb]l, [C]a [Dm]railwayman lay dying with his people by his side,
[Bb]his[A7] family were crying, knelt in prayer before he died.
[Bb]But[C] above his head just a-waiting for the dead,
[A7]was[Dm] the Devil with a twinkle in his eye,
[Bb]"We[C]ll God's not around and look what I've found:
[C]Th[Dm]is one's mine !"
[Dm]Jus[Bb]t t[C]he[Dm]n the Lord himself appeared in a blinding flash of light,
[Bb]and[A7] shouted at the devil, "Get thee hence to endless night !"
[Bb]But[C] the Devil just grinned and said, "I may have sinned,
[A7]but[Dm] there's no need to push me around,
[Bb]I g[C]ot[C] h[Dm]im first, so you can do your worst, he's going underground !"
[Dm]"We[Bb]ll [C]I [Dm]think I'll give you one more chance," said the Devil with a smile,
[Bb]"So[A7] throw away that stupid lance, it's really not your style",
[Bb]"Jo[C]ke[A7]r i[Dm]s the name, poker is the game, we'll play right here on this bed,
[Bb]and[C] t[C]he[Dm]n we'll bet for the biggest stakes yet, the souls of the dead!"
[Bb]And[C] I[Dm] said "Look out, Lord, he's going to win,
[Bb]the[C] s[Dm]un is down and the night is riding in.
[Bb]Tha[A7]t t[Dm]rai[Gm]n is dead on time, many souls are on the line.
[Bb]oh,[C] L[Dm]ord, he's gonna win!"
[Dm]Well the railway man he cut the cards
[Bb]and[C] h[Dm]e dealt them each a hand of five
And for the Lord he was praying hard
[Bb]or [A7]that train he'd have to drive.
[Bb]Wel[C]l, the Devil he had three aces and a king,
[A7]and[Dm] the Lord, he was running for a straight,
[Bb]He [C]had the queen and the knave and nine and ten of spades,
[C]al[Dm]l he needed was the eight.
[Dm]And then the Lord he called for one more card,
[Bb]but[C] h[Dm]e drew the diamond eight,
And the Devil said to the son of God,
[Bb]"I [A7]believe you've got it straight.
[Bb]So [C]deal me one for the time has come
[A7]to [Dm]see who'll be the king of this place,
[Bb]But[C] as he spoke, from beneath his cloak,
[C]he[Dm] slipped another ace !
[Dm]Ten thousand souls was the opening bid,
[Bb]and[C] i[Dm]t soon went up to fifty-nine,
but the Lord didn't see what the Devil did,
[Bb]and[A7] he said, "that suits me fine",
[Bb]"I'[C]ll raise you high to a hundred and five,
[A7]and[Dm] forever put an end to your sins."
[Bb]But[C] t[C]he[Dm] Devil let out a mighty shout, "My hand wins !"
[Bb]And[C] I[Dm] said "Lord, oh Lord, you let him win,
[Bb]the[C] s[Dm]un is down and the night is riding in.
[Bb]Tha[A7]t t[Dm]rai[Gm]n is dead on time, many souls are on the line,
[Bb]oh [C]Lo[Dm]rd, don't let him win."
[Dm]Well, that Spanish train still runs between,
[Bb]Quadalquivir and old Saville.
[C]And at dead of night the whistle blows,
[A7]and[Dm] people fear she's running still.
[Dm]And far away in some recess
[Bb]the Lord and the Devil are now playing chess.
[C]The Devil still cheats and wins more souls,
[A7]and[Dm] as for the Lord, well, he's just doing his best.
[Bb]And[C] I[Dm] said "Lord, oh Lord, you've got to win,
[Bb]the[C] s[Dm]un is down and the night is riding in.
[Bb]Tha[A7]t t[Dm]rai[Gm]n is still on time, oh, my soul is down the line,
[Bb]oh [C]Lo[Dm]rd, you've got to win."

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