The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31582   Message #411199
Posted By: Desert Dancer
05-Mar-01 - 12:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Little Black Train
Subject: The Little Black Train
Before I start transcribing, anyone have the words handy for the old-time Southern gospel song, The Little Black Train? It's the one with the refrain,

There's a little black train a-comin'
Get all your business right,
You better get your house in order
for the train may come tonight.

as done by Double Decker Stringband, Debby McClatchy, Rayna Gellert & Frank Lee (working as a duo, also known for the Freight Hoppers), etc.

Rayna and Frank were just here in Tucson and the words really came through when they sang it -- in two-part harmony, with fiddle and banjo (I believe Frank played banjo on that, but it could have been guitar, I've no clear memory). (They were great! Book 'em or hear 'em when you can! Here's my first blue clicky attempt: Click here)

~ Becky in Tucson