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Old Tractor

Artist: Dennis Doyle

Album: Single Malt
Category: Americana



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Description: My friend Charlie Schroeder restores old tractors just for the thrill of it. His most recent project was a mammoth International Harvester TD18A. The story of his ordeal as he revived this near-dead marvel was inspiring to me and I came up with this song to celebrate the revival. In addition to being a fine tractor mechanic, Charlie is also a fine musician, and he played the bass and sang harmony on this recording. This track is from the Reynard Records album "SINGLE MALT" and is available at CD Baby and iTunes.

Submitted: August 2, 2006 11:30AM


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That is the coolest song I've heard in ages, WELL DONE!!!!!

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I appreciate your kind words... and I'm sure Charlie will too!

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Great! I Love it. My concept of real America in song!

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I LOVE Rusted Iron, 60 year old Grezzzz

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Really neat song, I love old Farmalls and have a Cub!

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Great story... Thanks for sharing... Post when it might be available on iTunes.

Dave

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Thanks, Dave. It's up on iTunes now. Here's the link:

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playListId=165063321

Dennis

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I like the imagery.Nice simple guitar solo too. Great song.

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Hey! That was the year of my birth. Geez, I must be old..(o;
Believe it or not, I first learned to drive an old, restored little rounded fender tractor before I learned to drive a car. Got it stuck, ROYALLY, once in the mud along the pasture's fence line..just where Daddy told me to drive it too to avoid that sort of thing.. He was equally, royally P.O.ed. Poor Dad.

A few years back, while I was visiting a blacksmith's shop in Settle in the Yorkshire Dales, someone was in the forge discussing with the blacksmith a part he needed made for his antique tractor; hand crafted parts.

Fun song, Dennis!

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This song brings back good memories..in the 70's I lived in a shack in the woods in Newfoundland complete with wood stove..1/2 of the front door of the stove was missing, so I went to Nfld. Nail and Foundry [which had burnt down the year before], found the custodian who searched through the wreckage and found the part that would close the front of the stove...without it I probably would have frozen to death...instead I had a glorious year of independance from rent, bills, etc. [no electricity, no running water], and the food I cooked on that wood stove tasted better than anything since...spare parts are important..as well as old stuff, and ways of making do...

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Not my kind of song at all, but hey more than 2,000 people can't be wrong.

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Great song and performance! The kind of "history" song that I really like.

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A great ballad that everyone who is into old tractors and machinery must enjoy. I have been singing your song at some IHC club meetings in Sweden this summer and everybody likes it. And I always refer to this page so that the audience can listen to the original recording of the song.

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This is great, very original. The excess reverb gives it a sort of early 70's feel.

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Her Majesty is pretty nice girl...now I know where I've heard this tune before

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