Steam Train

04:13
Doug Spears
2005-10-15

Lyrics

Well in 1901 the steam train was still the king, And that steam whistle blew in every young man’s dreams, There just wasn’t anything faster than a steam train, Runnin’ with a head of steam. Ah steam train, runnin’ down the railroad runnin’ down the railroad track, Ah steam train, you push them throttles ahead boy dontcha dare pull ‘em back, You run a hundred twenty mile an hour you know you got a steam train, Flyin’ down the railroad track. Well they set a race between the Plant and the Seaboard lines, Just to see who could bring the mail in the fastest time, From Savanna on down to Jacksonville they’re gonna make those, Big steam engines whine. Now the Plant one eleven she was runnin’ just a bit behind, She’d got a bad start and she was gonna have to make up some time, That old engineer was coaxin’ her throttles like a mother bird, Tryin’ to teach her babies to fly. Ah steam train, runnin’ down the railroad runnin’ down the railroad track, Ah steam train, you push them throttles ahead boy dontcha dare pull ‘em back, You run a hundred twenty mile an hour you know you got a steam train, Flyin’ down the railroad track. Now the steel rails are screamin’ and the sparks are really startin’ to fly, That old train was really rollin’ as she crossed that Florida line, The old engineer he wouldn’t give her no rest, Threw her through the curves like a demon possessed, The fire man he grinned through the smoke and the grime ‘cause that steam train, Had set a new record time. Ah steam train, runnin’ down the railroad runnin’ down the railroad track, Ah steam train, you push them throttles ahead boy dontcha dare pull ‘em back, You run a hundred twenty mile an hour you know you got a steam train, Flyin’ down the railroad track.