I recorded this song just as the Inauguration (2021) began. As Amtrack Joe seems to be the first president with a sense of what good transportation looks and feels like, I was feeling paticularly hopeful for the future. I am hoping our e-bike initiative will help bring ever more folks to the biking lifestyle, and foster postive change in our transporation system.
First recorded in the late 1930’s by the Rouse Brothers on fiddle and guitar, it was covered in 2005 by Robert Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders on their “Singing in the Bathtub” album. It apparently made its way to England, where this cute video has emerged. All three versions are superior to mine, but I just had to give it a try!