Sunday, March 19, 2017
Take the train from Casablanca going south
That photo was taken by me a few days ago and shows the Marrakesh Express pulling in to Meknes. The train was immortalised in a track on Crosby, Stills & Nash's 1969 debut album which tells how on the journey "Ducks and pigs and chickens call". In a Rolling Stone interview Graham Nash explained that on the 1960s Marrakesh Express "Just like the song says, there were ducks and pigs and chickens all over the place and people lighting fires". As pigs are notably scarce in Muslim Morocco we must surmise that the lyric's reference to "Blowing smoke rings from the corners of my my, my, my, my mouth" describes something more potent than Marlboros.
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