0
   

Train Songs

 
 
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2002 10:56 am
Down by the station early in the morning
See the little pufferbellies all in a row
Cug chug toot toot off they go
0 Replies
 
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2002 11:06 am
Freight Train Blues

I was born in Dixie in a boomer shack
Just a little shanty by the railroad track
The humming of the driver was my lullaby
And the freight train whistle taught me how to cry

I got the freight train blues Lawdy Lawdy
Got them in the bottom of my ramblin shoes
And when the whistle starts to blow I gotta go oh Lawdy
Guess I'm never gonna lose the freight train blues
0 Replies
 
Setanta
 
  1  
Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2002 11:36 am
Well, i followed her
To the station
With my suitcase
In my hand
Well, i followed her
To the station
With my suitcase
In my hand
I felt so sad so lonesome
I could not help but cry

When the train
Come in the station
It had two lights
On behind
When the train
It come in the station
It had two lights
On behind
The red light was my baby
And the blue light was my mind
[/b]

Robert Johnson, c. 1931
0 Replies
 
boomerang
 
  1  
Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2002 12:06 pm
My baby thinks she's a train
--Asleep at the Wheel

I'm sitting in the railway station
Gotta ticket for my destination
--Simon and Garfunkle
0 Replies
 
Setanta
 
  1  
Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2002 12:46 pm
One toke over the line, sweet jesus,
One toke over the line
Sittin' downtown in a railway station
One toke over the line
[/b]
0 Replies
 
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2002 05:21 pm
Throw Mamma from the train
A kiss a kisss
Wave Mamma from the train Good-bye -
I am sure it was sung by Patty Page
0 Replies
 
SealPoet
 
  1  
Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2002 08:36 pm
Red streamliner rollin'
rollin down the track the things you see
With your wheels in motion
(something something) ocean
I hear them everynight as in a dream...


Nineteen sixty six I found my love
Nineteen sixty seven that was all there was
As my time went by I was satisifed
'Till that situation took me by suprise
and now there's two trains runnin'
On that line
One train's me and the other's a
Friend of mine
And it would be alright
Be just fine
If the woman would take one train
and leave the other behind.

two by Lowell George, from memory... could ya tell?
Little Feat.
0 Replies
 
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Tue 19 Nov, 2002 05:53 am
I believe it was Rusty Draper used to sing:
The trains all run through the middle of the house
In and out of the middle of the house --

Johnny Cash:
Train of love is leaving ---
Hey porter Hey porter tell me how long before we reach that Mason/Dixon line ---


I'm a man/maid of constant sorrow
I've seen trouble all my days
I'm bound to rob that mornin' railroad
Perhaps I might die on that train -- don't know author, have recordings of it by Judy Collins and B. Dylan
0 Replies
 
SealPoet
 
  1  
Reply Tue 19 Nov, 2002 06:00 am
Idea Idea Idea

( I think icon, I think icon, I think icon)
0 Replies
 
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Tue 19 Nov, 2002 06:29 am
Casey Jones

Come all you rounders for I want you to hear
The story of a brave engineer
Casey Jones was the rounders's name
On an eight six-wheeler boys he won his fame
Now the caller called Casey bout half past four
He kissed his wife at the station door
He mounted to the cabin with his order in his hand
Said I'm gonna take my trip to the promised land

Casey Jones mounted to the cabin
Casey Jones with his orders in his hand
Casey Jones mounted to the cabin
Said I'm gonna take my trip to the promised land







Wabash Cannonball

From the great Atlantic ocean to the wide Pacific shore
From the queen of flowin' mountains to the southland by the shore
She's mighty tall and handsome and known quite well by all
She's the mighty combination of the Wabash Cannonball

Listen to the jingle the rumble and the roar
As she glides along the woodland through the hills and by the shore
Hear the mighty rush of the engine hear the lonesome hobo's squall
While traveling through the jungle on the Wabash Cannonball
0 Replies
 
blacksmithn
 
  1  
Reply Tue 19 Nov, 2002 08:53 am
Runaway Train

Call you up in the middle of the night
Like a firefly without a light
You were there like a blowtorch burning
I was a key that could use a little turning

So tired that I couldn't even sleep
So many secrets I couldn't keep
I promised myself I wouldn't weep
One more promise I couldn't keep

It seems no one can help me now,
I'm in too deep, there's no way out
This time I have really led myself astray

Runaway train, never going back
Wrong way on a one-way track
Seems like I should be getting somewhere
Somehow I'm neither here nor there

Can you help me remember how to smile?
Make it somehow all seem worthwhile
How on earth did I get so jaded?
Life's mystery seems so faded

I can go where no one else can go
I know what no one else knows
Here I am just a-drownin' in the rain
With a ticket for a runaway train

And everything seems cut and dried,
Day and night, earth and sky,
Somehow I just don't believe it

Runaway train, never going back
Wrong way on a one-way track
Seems like I should be getting somewhere
Somehow I'm neither here nor there

Bought a ticket for a runaway train
Like a madman laughing at the rain
A little out of touch, a little insane
It's just easier than dealing with the pain

Runaway train, never going back
Wrong way on a one-way track
Seems like I should be getting somewhere
Somehow I'm neither here nor there

Runaway train, never coming back
Runaway train, tearing up the track
Runaway train, burning in my veins
I run away but it always seems the same
0 Replies
 
blacksmithn
 
  1  
Reply Tue 19 Nov, 2002 08:55 am
People Get ready

People get ready
There's a train a comin'
You don't need no baggage you just get on board
All you need is faith
To hear the diesel comin'
Don't need no ticket you just thank the Lord

People get ready
Train to Jordan
Picking up passengers from coast to coast
Faith is key
Open the doors and board them
There's hope for all among the love the most

There ain't no room for the hopeless sinner
Who would hurt all mankind just to save his own soul
Have pity on those whose choices grow thinner
There ain't no hiding place from the Kingdom's throne

People get ready
There's a train a comin'
You don't need no baggage you just get on board
All you need is faith
To hear the diesel comin'
Don't need no ticket you just thank the Lord

There's a train there's a train there's a train comin' people
There's a train there's a train there's a train comin' people
There's a train there's a train there's a train comin' people
Just get on board

There ain't no room for the hopeless sinner
Who would hurt all mankind just to save his own soul
Have pity on those whose choices grow thinner
There ain't no hiding place from the Kingdom's throne
0 Replies
 
blacksmithn
 
  1  
Reply Tue 19 Nov, 2002 08:58 am
DOWNBOUND TRAIN

I had a job, I had a girl
I had something going mister in this world
I got laid off down at the lumber yard
Our love went bad, times got hard
Now I work down at the carwash
Where all it ever does is rain
Don't you feel like you're a rider on a downbound train

She just said "Joe I gotta go
We had it once we ain't got it any more"
She packed her bags left me behind
She bought a ticket on the Central Line
Nights as I sleep, I hear that whistle whining
I feel her kiss in the misty rain
And I feel like I'm a rider on a downbound train

Last night I heard your voice
You were crying, crying, you were so alone
You said your love had never died
You were waiting for me at home
Put on my jacket, I ran through the woods
I ran till I thought my chest would explode
There in the clearing, beyond the highway
In the moonlight, our wedding house shone
I rushed through the yard, I burst through the front door
My head pounding hard, up the stairs I climbed
The room was dark, our bed was empty
Then I heard that long whistle whine
And I dropped to my knees, hung my head and cried

Now I swing a sledge hammer on a railroad gang
Knocking down them cross ties, working in the rain
Now don't it feel like you're a rider on a downbound train
0 Replies
 
Setanta
 
  1  
Reply Tue 19 Nov, 2002 10:43 am
Damn, Boss, good job . . . first-class avatar, too . . .
0 Replies
 
Piffka
 
  1  
Reply Tue 19 Nov, 2002 11:44 am
He's outdone himself... I wish I'd remembered that Sonny Terry-Brownie McGhee song. Wunnerful, wunnerful.
0 Replies
 
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2002 08:16 pm
Freight train, freight train
Goin so fast
Freight train freight train
Goin so fast
I don't care what train I'm on
As long as it keeps rollin on

I think Rusty Draper did this
0 Replies
 
Peace and Love
 
  1  
Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2002 08:28 pm
Very Happy
ahhh.... my hero, Bob Dylan.....


BOB DYLAN'S DREAM
(Words and Music by Bob Dylan)

While riding on a train goin' west,
I fell asleep for to take my rest.
I dreamed a dream that made me sad,
Concerning myself and the first few friends I had.

With half-damp eyes I stared to the room
Where my friends and I spent many an afternoon,
Where we together weathered many a storm,
Laughin' and singin' till the early hours of the morn.

By the old wooden stove where our hats was hung,
Our words were told, our songs were sung,
Where we longed for nothin' and were quite satisfied
Talkin' and a-jokin' about the world outside.

With haunted hearts through the heat and cold,
We never thought we could ever get old.
We thought we could sit forever in fun
But our chances really was a million to one.

As easy it was to tell black from white,
It was all that easy to tell wrong from right.
And our choices were few and the thought never hit
That the one road we traveled would ever shatter and split.

How many a year has passed and gone,
And many a gamble has been lost and won,
And many a road taken by many a friend,
And each one I've never seen again.

I wish, I wish, I wish in vain,
That we could sit simply in that room again.
Ten thousand dollars at the drop of a hat,
I'd give it all gladly if our lives could be like that.

Very Happy
0 Replies
 
Peace and Love
 
  1  
Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2002 09:04 pm
Very Happy
here's a classic......

I've been working on the railroad
All the live long day
I've been working on the railroad
Just to pass the time away
Can't you hear the whistle blowing
Rise up so early in the morn
Can't you hear the whistle blowing
Dinah, blow your horn

Dinah won't you blow
Dinah won't you blow
Dinah, won't you blow your horn
Dinah, won't you blow,
Dinah, won't you blow,
Dinah, won't you blow your horn

Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah
Someone's in the kitchen I know
Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah
Strumming on the old banjo

Fee fie fiddle e-eye o
Fee fie fiddle e-eye o
Fee fie fiddle e-eye o
Strumming on the old banjo

Very Happy
0 Replies
 
Peace and Love
 
  1  
Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2002 09:12 pm
Very Happy

another old classic.......


She'll be coming 'round the mountain
When she comes.
Toot toot!
She'll be coming 'round the mountain
When she comes.
Toot toot!
She'll be coming 'round the mountain
She'll be coming 'round the mountain
She'll be coming 'round the mountain
When she comes.
Toot toot!

She'll be driving six white horses
When she comes.
Whoa back!
She'll be driving six white horses
When she comes.
Whoa back!
She'll be driving six white horses
She'll be driving six white horses
She'll be driving six white horses
When she comes.
Whoa back!

Oh, we'll all go out to meet her
When she comes.
Hi Babe!
Oh, we'll all go out to meet her
When she comes.
Hi Babe!
Oh, we'll all go out to meet her
Oh, we'll all go out to meet her
Oh, we'll all go out to meet her
When she comes.
Hi Babe!

We'll be singing "Hallelujah"
When she comes.
"Hallelujah"
We'll be singing "Hallelujah"
When she comes.
"Hallelujah"
We'll be singing "Hallelujah"
We'll be singing "Hallelujah"
We'll be singing "Hallelujah"
When she comes.
"Hallelujah"

Well, the dogs'll start to holler
When she comes.
Woof woof!
Well, the dogs'll start to holler
When she comes.
Woof woof!
Well, the dogs'll start to holler
Well, the dogs'll start to holler
Well, the dogs'll start to holler
When she comes.
Woof woof!

She'll be pettin' two pink piggies
When she comes.
Snort snort!
She'll be pettin' two pink piggies
When she comes.
Snort snort!
She'll be pettin' two pink piggies
She'll be pettin' two pink piggies
She'll be pettin' two pink piggies
When she comes.
Snort snort!

We'll be sippin' sasparilla
When she comes.
Slurp slurp!
We'll be sippin' sasparilla
When she comes.
Slurp slurp!
We'll be sippin' sasparilla
We'll be sippin' sasparilla
We'll be sippin' sasparilla
When she comes.
Slurp slurp!

We'll all have chicken and dumplings
When she comes.
Yum yum!
We'll all have chicken and dumplings
When she comes.
Yum yum!
We'll all have chicken and dumplings
We'll all have chicken and dumplings
We'll all have chicken and dumplings
When she comes.
Yum yum!

She'll be wearing green pajamas
When she comes.
Ha ha!
She'll be wearing green pajamas
When she comes.
Ha ha!
She'll be wearing green pajamas
She'll be wearing green pajamas
She'll be wearing green pajamas
When she comes.
Ha ha!

She will have to sleep with Grandma
When she comes.
Snore snore!
She will have to sleep with Grandma
When she comes.
Snore snore!
She will have to sleep with Grandma
She will have to sleep with Grandma
She will have to sleep with Grandma
When she comes.
Goodnight!

Very Happy
0 Replies
 
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2002 04:38 pm
Come ride the little train that is rolling down the tracks to the junction
Petticoat Junction
Forget your cares it is time to relax at the junction
"
Lots of curves you bet you get even more when you get to the junction
"
There's a little hotel called the Shady Rest at the junction
"
It is run by Kate come and be her guest at the junction
"
And that's Uncle Joe he's moving kinda slow at the junction
Petticoat Junction
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

Train Curiosities - Discussion by edgarblythe
GHOST TRAINS HAUNT BOSTON! - Discussion by tsarstepan
The Oddball Case of Darius McCollum - Discussion by tsarstepan
Train from China to America: Feasible? - Discussion by edgarblythe
NY - Train Derailment - Discussion by Butrflynet
Trains - Question by komalraheja7
RAILROADS IN PHOTOS AND PAINTING - Discussion by farmerman
 
  1. Forums
  2. » Train Songs
  3. » Page 2
Copyright © 2022 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.04 seconds on 05/22/2022 at 10:54:48