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Who Wrote The Instrumental "Train 45"

Posted by Jordan Young on Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hey yall for the past several weeks I have been in the studio recording me 2nd cd project...I am finally finished with all the recording, but now i have to find out who wrote all the songs...I have found out who wrote every song except one, Train 45...If anyone has any information on who wrote this song please reply... Thanks Jordan Young

4 comments on “Who Wrote The Instrumental "Train 45"”

Bill Rogers Says:
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 @1:24:39 PM

I don't know that anyone wrote it.  It's a version of "Reuben" and should be traditional.  That said, someone has probably claimed a copyright for it.  I know the Stanleys recorded the tune under that title and there's probably an author listed on that record.

gibsonbanjo96 Says:
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 @3:38:19 PM

The faster version was done by J.D. Crowe and his Kentucky Mountain Boys in the 70's.

RoPaul Says:
Monday, March 22, 2021 @3:43:15 PM

I believe that "Train 45" was written by Ralph Stanley.

RoPaul Says:
Monday, March 22, 2021 @3:47:08 PM

I have to apologize. When I looked at the physical copy of Ralph Stanley's version, the composition is credited to Ruby Rakes. I think that's the correct answer...

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