TUNE Slim - Cadogan 129
...taken from Slim's long-player 'Gallows Tree Tales', this is a true story about the first murder on our railways back in 1864. With Andy Adams on the drums, and Dan Clark on the hammond, piano, and a few tasty electric licks too; it's a cheery old tale - the poor unfortunate in question met his match just outside Hackney Wick, and they dragged his sorry remains to a pub on Victoria Park to meet his maker. The pub's still there now - called 'Top Of The Morning', so you can go and pay your respects over an ale or three if you fancy. Frank Centurion gets the heads-up for this tune as he lives on the same street (Cadogan Terrace), and turned me on to the idea of putting the story to verse.