Orange Blossom Special
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[Choose a **free download** when you join The Rosinators' mailing list] Country classic, written by fiddler Irvin T Rouse in 1938, inspired by the luxury train service which ran between New York and Miami from 1925 to 1953 which passed through the Fl
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April 17, 2005
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MP3 3.2 MB, bitrate 128 kbps.
3:28 minutes
Ervin T Rouse / Gordon Rouse © MCPS licence (PDC Music)
Story behind the song

Johnny Cash: [in a 1994 'Life Magazine' interview]

"I recorded 'Orange Blossom Special' in the mid '60s,
and in those days everybody that recorded it claimed
the "arrangement" because no one knew who wrote it.
But Mother Maybelle Carter was at the session, and
I asked her, "Do you know who really wrote 'Orange
Blossom Special'?" She said, "Sure I do. Ervin Rouse
and his brother Gordon." And I said, "Where are they?"
She said, "Last time I heard, they were in Florida......" Read the full story behind the Orange Blossom Special
Orange Blossom Special poster Orange Blossom Special 1. Well look a-yonder comin' Comin' on down the track Well look a-yonder comin' Comin' on down the track It's the Orange Blossom Special Bringin' my baby back 2. Well talk about her ramblin' She's the fastest train on the line Well talk about her travellin' She's the fastest train on the line She's the Orange Blossom Special Rollin' down the seaboard line 3. Well, I'm going down to Florida Get some sand in my shoes Or maybe California Get some sand in my shoes I'll ride the Orange Blossom Special And lose those New York blues play lo-fi (dial-up) play hi-fi (broadband)