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Lyr Req: Train song-Never look out the window-pane

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Lyr Req: The Blind (Foster and Allen) (7)


GUEST,MD 24 Nov 09 - 08:46 AM
GUEST,MD 24 Nov 09 - 08:47 AM
Joe Offer 24 Nov 09 - 02:47 PM
Joe Offer 25 Nov 09 - 01:34 PM
Simon G 25 Nov 09 - 02:12 PM
GUEST,MD 26 Nov 09 - 03:15 AM
GUEST,BRIAN 28 Feb 11 - 09:19 AM
GUEST,David 04 Mar 11 - 05:31 PM
GUEST,Alottiew 13 Apr 11 - 05:57 AM
GUEST 15 Apr 11 - 07:42 AM
Jim Dixon 22 Jun 11 - 11:23 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 22 Jun 11 - 02:05 PM
GUEST,GG 09 Mar 12 - 02:20 AM
GUEST,Emma 12 Sep 13 - 10:14 AM
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GUEST,Liam Loxley 05 Jul 15 - 06:29 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Train song ??
From: GUEST,MD
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 08:46 AM

Whenver ne of my uncles (who was Scottish)came home from sea in the 50's/60's would go the pub and having imbibed a skinful would return home singing the following song which had a number of verses and which he called the train song. I can only remember the following -

Whenever you're travelling in a train
Never look out the window-pane
For I did it myself and it was to my regret.

The chappie who sat next to me
Asked me if I'd look and see
If the train had started yet

Well I looked out the window and my cap it blew away
I made a grab for it but to my dismay


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Train son
From: GUEST,MD
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 08:47 AM

Pressed subit button too early.

I meant to ask if anyone knew the song as I wanted to give my Auntie a copy of it for Xmas


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Train song-Never look out the window-
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 02:47 PM

Sounds like an interesting song. I added a bit to the thread title to make it a little more specific. When we find out the title of the song, I'll change the thread title again.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Train song-Never look out the window-
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 01:34 PM

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Train song-Never look out the window-
From: Simon G
Date: 25 Nov 09 - 02:12 PM

There is a more lyrics for the song here

http://www.thepacket.ca/index.cfm?sid=77484&sc=371

and mention of hearing it played on the radio.

Lyrics from this web page are:-

When you're on a railway train, never look out of the window pane.
I did once to my regret; I'll never do it again.
It was just like this you see, one of the passengers said to me,
"You might look out of the window and see when the train will go off."

I looked out of the window, my hat it blew away,
I stooped down to pick it up like an idiotic jay,
My trousers they were tight - and burst! The passengers from behind said,
"Oh what a short shirt you have on, you'd better pull down the blind"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Train song-Never look out the window-pane
From: GUEST,MD
Date: 26 Nov 09 - 03:15 AM

Thank you Simon for your help - very much appreciated


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Train song-Never look out the window-pane
From: GUEST,BRIAN
Date: 28 Feb 11 - 09:19 AM

I heard this most days in the 50s going to school in car by the driver

when you're travelling on the train-never look out of the window-pane
I did it -don't you see-did it to my regret;
It was just like this ,you see,one of the passengers said to me -
"Just pull down the blind and see if the train has started yet"
So,I looked out of the window,my 'at it blew away,-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Train song-Never look out the window-pane
From: GUEST,David
Date: 04 Mar 11 - 05:31 PM

My grandfather used to sing it to me, but I remember it like this:

Whenever you're in a railway train, never look out of the window pane
I was a fool and did it once, I did it to my regret
A lady passenger aid to me "Excuse sir would you mind telling me if the train has started yet"

I stuck my head out the window, and my hat blew away
I reached out to get it like an idiotic jay
My pats were tight and they busted and the passengers behind
Said "hey you in the little sort shirt ... come in a pull down the blind!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Train song-Never look out the window-pane
From: GUEST,Alottiew
Date: 13 Apr 11 - 05:57 AM

My grandfather taught me the following version, only slightly different

When you're in a railway train, never look out of the window pane
cuz i was in a carriage once and did it to my regret..
one of the passengers said to me
just look out of the window and see if the train has started yet
sooo i looked out of the window and my hat it blew away,
i leaned out to get it like an idiotic jay,
my pants were tight and they bursted and the passenger said behind
oh! what a very short shirt you've got you better pull down the blind!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Train song-Never look out the window-pane
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Apr 11 - 07:42 AM

bardie

When you're in a railway train, never look out of the window pane
For I was in a carriage once and did to my regret
One of the passengers said to me, just look out of the window and see if the train has started yet

SO, I looked out of the window and my hat blew away
I tried to catch it like a silly-hearted jay
My pants were tight and they busted and a lady sitting behind
Said "Oh what a little short shirt you've got, you'd better pull down the blind.

This is how I remember my English Mum teaching us when we were kids - 70+ years ago.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Train song-Never look out the window-pane
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 11:23 AM

The song is THE BLIND, sung by Foster and Allen. Lyrics have been posted in this thread: Lyr Req: The Blind (Foster and Allen)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Train song-Never look out the window-pane
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 02:05 PM

Worth combining threads?

The windows on one old chugger in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado opened, all other trains had fixed windows. The height of the window made it impossible to bend out to pick up anything; obviously the song is about the old British carriage cars and not North American ones.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: "Never look out the window-pane..."
From: GUEST,GG
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 02:20 AM

When you're in a railway train,
Never look out of the window pane,
I was in a carriage once
And did it to my regret.

It was just like this you see,
One of the passengers said to me,
Would you please look out of the window and see
if the train is starting yet?

Well I looked out of the window, my hat, it blew away,
I leaned down to get it, like an idiotic jay.
But my pants were tight and busted and
the passenger just behind, said
Oh! What a little short shirt you've got,
You'd better pull down the blind.

Another time on the train I went,
On the railway that goes to Kent,
I was in a carriage where a girl and fellow sat.
I felt rather out of place
and read the paper to hide my face,
but when the fellow kissed the girl
Oh my gosh, I couldn't stand that.

So I looked out of the window,when they began to spoon,
I thought it was a couple starting on their honeymoon,
but then the fellow whispered, "Would you be so kind,
The sun's very hot today,old top,
You'd better pull down the blind.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Train song-Never look out the window-pane
From: GUEST,Emma
Date: 12 Sep 13 - 10:14 AM

When you're in a railway train
Never look out of the window pane
I was in a carriage one day
It happened to my regret

This is the way it was, you see
One of the passengers said to me
"Just lean out the window and see if the train has started yet"
I leaned out the window and my hat blew away
I leaned out the catch it like an eediot at play
Oh me pants were tight and they busted
The passengers behind
Said "What a wonderful view, old cock, you'd better pull down the blind!"

This is how I remember my grandma singing it to us as kids


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Train song-Never look out the window-pane
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 12:03 PM

More complete lyrics at: http://monologues.co.uk/musichall/Songs-I/I-Looked-Out-Of-Window.htm
and at: http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folk-song-lyrics/Come_in_and_Pull_Down_the_Blinds.htm

None of them are exactly what my uncle taught me:

When you're in a railway train,
Never look out of the window pane;
I was in a carriage once and did it to my regret.
It was just like this, you see, one of the passengers said to me:
Pull the window down and see if the train has started yet.
So I looked out of the window and my hat it blew away,
And I leant out to catch it like an idiotic jay.
My trousers were tight and they busted, and the passengers from behind
Said: Oh what a little short shirt you've got, you'd better pull down the blind!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Train song-Never look out the window-pane
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 02:33 PM

The trains in Kent always had a note above the window, "It is dangerous to clean out of the window", which invariably got altered, sometimes quite carefully, to "It is dangerous to clean soot off the window".

So there must be some authorised version of this in an archive somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Train song-Never look out the window-pane
From: GUEST,Liam Loxley
Date: 05 Jul 15 - 06:29 PM

My Grandmother used to recite this to me when I was child..
such fond memories...

when you're in a railway train
never look out o' the window pane
I look out o' the window once to my regret
when a lady passenger said to me
would you mind looking to see if the train has started yet

I looked out o' the window
and me 'at flew away
I tried to get it back again like an idiotic Jay
me bags were tight and they bursted
and the passengers from behind said
Oh, what a little short shirt he's got on
you'd better pull down the blind


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Train song-Never look out the window-pane
From: GUEST,#
Date: 06 Jul 15 - 04:02 PM

The following is from    http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folk-song-lyrics/Come_in_and_Pull_Down_the_Blinds.htm

Come in and Pull Down the Blinds

If ever you go on a railway train
Well, don't look out of the window pane
For I was in the carriage once and did it to my regret
This is what happened to me
Well this old devil he said to me
""would you look out the window and see if the train is coming yet""

So I looked out of the window,
Me hat did blow away
Then I leaned out to get it
In an idiotic way
Me pants were tight and they bursted
The passenger sat behind
Said ""I see those little short shorts you've got
You'd better pull down the blind"".

The other night at 12 oclock
I was given a helluva shock
When out the back yard clearly
I heard a terrible row
Me wife said it's a German Band
Coming to drive us off the land
Then I looked out the window
And I heard a faint ""meow meow""
Yes, I looked out of the window
And saw a cat below
He was making quare arrangements
With the ginger cat next door
I drownded him with water
Me wife ""you're unkind!
You did it yerself when you were young
You better pull down the blind!""

We live in a narrow street
Across the road is just eight feet
When I look out the window
I see into the house inside
So I looked out of the window
And saw a room with light
And there I saw a big fat dame
Retiring for the night
First she pulled down her knickers
And then she changed her mind
She was pullin' em up and pullin' em down
And forgot to pull down the blind!"

This little ditty, recorded by Foster and Allen, then by
Brendan Shine, is simply called "The Blind" B O'B

BO'B
APR99


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