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Lyr Req: Hear that train a-comin'

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Subject: Lyr Req: Hear that train a-comin'
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 24 Feb 04 - 04:08 AM

There's a song used to introduce a radio programme here in Ireland. Unfortunately I keep hearing it and dashing out to the kitchen too late to discover what it is. But I *think* I heard the presenter say "that was Shirley Temple" last time it was on. It's definitely an American child, with a froggy little voice.

It starts: "I hear that train a-comin'", and the last line of the verse is "there's room for many a more".

Anyone know what it is? Sorry I can't be more specific.


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Subject: Lyr Add: GET ON BOARD, LIL' CHILDREN
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 24 Feb 04 - 04:25 AM

Whoops, found it myself. Shirley Temple in Dimples.

http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/8038/1onboard.htm

GET ON BOARD, LIL' CHILDREN
(Traditional, from the Shirley Temple movie Dimples 1936)

The gospel train is a comin'
I hear it yes at hand
I hear the car was movin'
And a rumblin' through the land
Oh get on board, get on board, get on board
There's room for many a more

I hear the bell and twinkle
A coming around the curve
She's playing all her steaming power
And straining every nerve
Oh get on board, get on board, get on board
There's room for many a more

The fare is cheap and all can go
The rich and poor are there
No second class on board this train
No difference in the fare
Oh get on board, get on board, get on board
There's room for many a more

She's there and now the station
Or better don't be late
But come and get your ticket
And be ready for this train
Oh get on board, get on board, get on board
There's room for many a more

Oh get on board, get on board, get on board
Little children
There's room for many a more


Lyrics copy-pasted from the link cited above.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hear that train a-comin'
From: GUEST,Terry Moore
Date: 09 Aug 15 - 01:42 AM

Does anyone have the music to this song? MY uncle would like for it to be sang at his funeral.Please call me if you do.252= 523-0236               Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hear that train a-comin'
From: Megan L
Date: 09 Aug 15 - 03:09 AM

The link above has gone try this one Shirley temple gospel train


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hear that train a-comin'
From: GUEST,#
Date: 09 Aug 15 - 09:03 AM

https://singbookswithemily.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/get-on-board-holton-2-copy.jpg

That should be enough to give a pianist or organist the necessary basics to do the song.

If someone with an all-you-can-dial phone wants to give Terry Moore a call that would be good.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hear that train a-comin'
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 09 Aug 15 - 11:35 PM

That Shirley Temple recording is cute. It's just the natural sound of a little kid singing.

Thanks for the the link to the notes, #.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hear that train a-comin'
From: michaelr
Date: 10 Aug 15 - 12:20 AM

Looks like an infantile version of Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hear that train a-comin'
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 10 Aug 15 - 04:59 AM

Without checking it sounds like one   The Chris Barber jazz and Blues Band did , I think on the Battersea Raindance album, possibly words to the Mayfield tune?

RtS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hear that train a-comin'
From: Megan L
Date: 10 Aug 15 - 05:19 AM

She is singing The Gospel Train the earliest written version found is 1873 a bit before Mr Mayfields work .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hear that train a-comin'
From: michaelr
Date: 11 Aug 15 - 02:12 AM

What I said!


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