Dreamer's Holiday ~ circa 1960
Watchin' The Trains Go By
 
Woo, he's watchin' the choo choo, 
Woo, he watchin' the train!
 
Watchin' the trains go by, watchin' the trains go by
Wish I had the ticket that I can't afford
Hear that old conductor holler "All Aboard!"
Wonder how this world looks, outside of picture books
 
Rocky mountains, rollin' plains an' desert skies 
Passin' before my eyes 
When the whistle blows toot toot toot, 
the engine goes chug chug 
And I hear that bell go clang clang clang, 
and my heart gives a tug tug tug
 
Watchin' the trains go by, I'm just a small town guy
Wishin' I could hurry up an' start to pack
Grab my gal and hop the train an' not come back 
Instead of that I'm sitting by the railroad track,
Watchin' the trains go by, watchin' the trains go by!
 
There's a choo choo comin' down the track, 
I can almost see it's smoky stack
But it ain't no use, alas I lack 
Guess I'll always be here, watchin' the trains go by!
Oh! how I'd love to stop it! ( Watchin' the trains go by! )  
How I'd love to hop it! 
Wish I had a ticket that I can't afford ( Ho Ho Ho! )
Hear that old conductor holler "Yes, All Aboard!"
( I often wonder how this world looks . . . )
Like to see some traffic!
( outside of picture books . . . )
Outside the National Geographic!
Rocky mountains, rollin' plains
an' desert skies  ( Ho Ho Ho! )
Passin' before my eyes 
When the whistle blows toot toot toot,  
the engine goes chug chug chug chug
And I hear that bell go clang clang clang
and my heart gives a tug tug tug
 
I'm watchin' the trains go by, I'm just a small town guy
Wishin' I could hurry up an' start to pack
Grab my gal and hop the train an' not come back 
Instead of that I'm sitting by the railroad track,
Watchin' the trains go by, watchin' the trains go by!
Woo, I'm watchin' the trains go by . . .
Watchin' the trains go by . . .
Woo, I'm watchin' the trains go . . .
Watchin' the trains go by . . .
 
Words and Music by Tot Seymour
and Al Goodhart
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Perry Como with the Fontane Sisters, 1950

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