Old Charlie was an engineer back in the days of steam; To live again that yesteryear had always been his dream.
The sound of quiet, rushing steam, of cinder-filled exhaust, The clank of bull gears it would seem were doomed forever lost.
The puff of straw-fire up the stack, the whistle, full of cheer, the creaking platform at the back, he'd give his soul to hear.
One day an old-time Case he bought; he scraped and brushed it bright. “I'll make it just like new,” he thought, he worked all day and night.
Charlie had been a Fancy Dan, the folks who know him say, Was what is called a well-dressed man before IT came his way.
Now his shirt is torn, his pants are ripped, he doesn’t wash his face; His knuckles smashed, his nails chipped, as he works upon that Case.
The tractor’s got a brand new face, unmarred by passing time; But Charlie looks just like the Case when it was cached in grime.
The tractor’s cared for like a pup, now it's Dapper Dan, And Charlie seldom washes up but he’s a happy man.
Christian Williams is a self-taught musician, experimental composer, and visual artist. His passion for expression has led
him to dabble in a wide variety of music styles, ranging from dark acoustic folk music inspired by the American prairie to abstract sound art utilizing acoustic loops and field recordings....more