The Train Song

from the album

There’s a shiny locomotive and it’s steaming down the track.
The engineer is drivin’ from Demoines to Hakensak.
The train comes puffing toward the station you can feel the ground around you shake.
The wigwag drops, the whistle blows, and brakeman Bob applies the engine brake.

The bo-bo reaches Full Moon Junction, passengers detrain
the porter grabs the luggage that has traveled here from Maine
this railway car is empty now but it will fill again and leave at noon
with Uncle Neds and newlyweds out celebrating on their honeymoon.

All aboard we’re riding
down the tracks we’re gliding along
and we’re singing our song.
All aboard we’re leaving
on this train from Cleveland
By the evening we’ll be long gone.

And on the train a a singer of renown
She sang the blues in a violet gown

The driver’s name is Diamondstone he rides the rails all day
What Graham Bell knew of telephones he knows of this railway
And of the gandy-dancers who are waiting at the stations 'cross the land
They’ll hop aboard and set things right and give ole Diamondstone a helping hand.

(chorus)
The boiler makes the steam that moves the train
the switcher joins the cars into a chain
the tanker car is filled with oily crude
the diner car is where you chew your food

chew chew chew your food
chew chew chew your food
don’t forget to chew chew chew your food

There’s a shiny locomotive and it’s steaming down the track
The engineer is drivin’ from Demoines to Hakensak
The train comes puffing toward the station you can feel the ground around you shake
The wigwag drops, the whistle blows, and brakeman Bob applies the engine brake

(chorus)