Bridal Train Lyrics - The Waifs

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Telegram arrived today
It's time to catch the Monterey
Cause the man I wed he waits for me
And the daughter that he's yet to see

U.S. navy beamed its message
will deliver brides on a one way passage
it made big news across the nation
the bridal train leaves from Perth station

All the girls around Australia
married to a yankee sailor
your fare is paid across the sea
to the home of the brave and the land of the free

from west to east the young girls came
all aboard the bridal train
It was a farewell crossing of her land
she's gone to meet her sailor man

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no time for sad goodbyes
she held her mother as she cried
and then waited there in the freo rain
to climb aboard the bridal train

well she was holding her future in her hand
the faded photo of a man
catch a sailor if you can
the war bride leaves her southern land

All the girls around Australia
married to a yankee sailor
your fare is paid across the sea
to the home of the brave and the land of the free

from west to east the young girls came
all aboard the bridal train
it was a farewell crossing of her land
she's gone to meet her sailor man

this is the story of the starry nights
through desert plains and city lights
through burning sun and driving rain
she wept aboard the bridal train

All the girls around Australia
married to a yankee sailor
your fare is paid across the sea
to the home of the brave and the land of the free

from west to east the young girls came
all aboard the bridal train
it was a farewell crossing over land
she's gone to meet her sailor man






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Bittersweet Memories | Reviewer: Donna | 12/24/2007

Visiting my Mom in the final days of her life, I was introduced to this tune by Sara Cruz, a musical therapist for a seniors residence in Northern Arizona. Sara shared that my Mom had fallen in love with her rendition of this tune, frequently requesting that Sara sing this for her.

By the time I landed in Arizona, my Mom was already in hospice care and in a near unconscious state. Yet, Sara would pull up a chair and sweetly sing this tune, bringing obvious comfort to my Mom. The bittersweet nature of this song's lyrics apparently spoke deeply to Mom, just as hearing them now these lyrics speak to me of Mom.



Bridal Train - Australian Women | Reviewer: Guy | 11/21/2007

I love this track. I play it over and over. My son has started singing it in the car with me. It captures an essence of the Australian character so perfectly but it also speaks to the universal experience of people displaced around the world; a commitment to love and an ideal but also of a gutsiness. And it speaks to loss and grief and the pain of life; that life comes at a cost to us all.

You guys remind me of the Triffids. Must be something about WA!



bridal ship from Egypt to Australia | Reviewer: Mariette | 9/18/2007

This song is so powerful, my Mum came to Australia from Egypt as a war bride leaving behind family and friends to come to a strange country. A very similar journey experienced by the young women who left Australia. How brave they all are. Thank you for acknowledging their courage. I saw you perform on Denton and I wept with joy - thank you so much.





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