The Train
By: 1910 Fruitgum Co.
(R. Cordell, J. Katz, J. Kasenetz)
1969

The train is comin' down the track
It's bringin' my baby back
She been gone so long
But now the train is bringin' her home, oh

Chorus:
Train hurry up
Bring my baby back
Hallelujah look it's comin' on down the track
Train hurry up
Bring my baby back
Hallelujah look it's comin' on down the track

There's people all around
I know they can hear my heart pounding
It's like a clickity-clack
My heart is keeping rhythm with the train on the track, oh

(Chorus)

I remember the love she gave me
She remembers the love I gave her too
And here she comes and it's drivin' me crazy 'cause
We'll do all the things that we used to do . . . oh, ho

(Train hurry up, bring my baby back
Train hurry up, bring my baby back)

Ho!

The train is pullin' in
I'm gonna be with my girl again
The huffin' puffin' lovin' train
As she pulls into the station
Never leave me again, oh

(Chorus)

(Oh) Train hurry up
Bring my baby back
Hallelujah look it's comin' on down the track (here she comes)
Train hurry up
Bring my baby back (it's bringin' her back)
Hallelujah look it's comin' on down the track (bring her back)

Train hurry up
Bring my baby back (here she comes)
Hallelujah look it's comin' on down the track (bring her back)
Train hurry up
Bring my baby back (here she comes)
Hallelujah look it's comin' on down the track

 

ANDY RATING:

The highlight of the Hard Ride album shows that the Fruitgum franchise was given away too soon. One of Mark Gutkowski's finest moments.

 

NOTES:

. . . opening riff borrows heavily from House Of The Rising Sun (albeit sped up) and numerous garage band singles from the era . . . safe to say that -- at this point -- no one seemed to care . . . strange that trains are loved by country and bubblegum writers alike. I understand the country connection but someone will have to explain the bubblegum infatuation . . .