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Lyr Req: Dream Train (from Riley Puckett)

manu 11 Jan 05 - 01:56 PM
Jim Dixon 12 Jan 05 - 10:39 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: dream train
From: manu
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 01:56 PM

Hello! I am a newcomer to the mudcat café, old-timey banjo picker from France. I am looking for the "dream train" lyrics, as sung by RILEY Pucket in 1939. Thanks for your help


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dream Train (from Riley Puckett)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 10:39 PM

Riley Puckett's recording of DREAM TRAIN appears on the album "There's a Hard Time Coming," British Archive of Country Music CD #040.

There's a sound sample at Venerable Music, from which I was able to transcribe this much:

Dream train, please carry me back.
Dream train, stay on the right track.
Take me back where I belong.
Sound your whistle and gong.
Tell the gang it won't be long.
Dream train....

Indiana University Sheet Music Collections has the sheet music, but images are not available online. Their catalog gives this information:

Title: DREAM TRAIN
Composer: Baskette, Billy
Lyricist: Newman, Charles
Performer: Guy Lombardo
Arranger: Bennett, Rube
Publisher: Milton Weil Music Co.
Place of publication: Chicago
Date of publication: 1928
Call Number: M1 .D48 Box: 050 Item: 045
Performance Medium: Piano, Voice and Chords
First Line: Ev'ry night when I lie down and close my weary eyes,
Chorus First Line: Dream train please carry me back, dream train stay on the right [track]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dream Train (from Riley Puckett)
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 11:14 PM

What a sweet song! Can't wait to get the rest of the lyrics!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dream Train (from Riley Puckett)
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 13 Jan 05 - 07:01 PM

I have access to:

Title:Tin pan alley : a pictorial history (1919-1939) with complete words and music of forty songs / by Ian Whitcomb ;
Main Author:Whitcomb, Ian, 1941-
Publication:New York : Paddington Press, 1975
Description:251 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Notes:
Discography: p. 247.
Bibliography: p. 250-251.
ISBN:
0864700427
Subject(s):
Popular music--United States--History and criticism
Popular music--United States--Pictorial works
Popular music--United States
Other Title(s):
I'm always chasing rainbows
Alice blue gown
How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm?
My buddy
The Japanese sandman
Dardanella
Ain't we got fun
Bimini Bay
Stumbling
Dapper Dan
Carolina in the morning
Any place where I make money (is home sweet home to me)
She'a a new kind of old-fashioned girl
I love my baby
My blue heaven
Love me or leave me
Me and my shadow
I'll get by
It's a sin to tell a lie
Dream train
Chloe
Manhattan
Blue moon
Parisian Pierrot
Swanee
At the moving picture ball
Charmaine
You were meant for me
Tip-toe through the tulips
I only have eyes for you
About a quarter to nine
Over the rainbow
Lady of Spain
The farmyard cabaret
Sally
Harbour lights
Red sails in the sunset
The washing on the Siefried Line
When day is done
Roll out the barrel
Lili Marlene

I can get this in the next few days if so required.

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dream Train (from Riley Puckett)
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 24 Jan 05 - 07:23 PM

I ow have the score and will notate as soon as possible.

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dream Train (from Riley Puckett)
From: manu
Date: 27 Feb 05 - 02:14 AM

Hello John. Did you forget the "Dream train" lyrics request? If you don't have time to notate those lyrics, is it possible to ask you to scan the page, or do you know where can I get It? Thanks
Manu


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dream Train (from Riley Puckett)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 12:09 AM

DREAM TRAIN appears on the Chet Atkins compilation set, "Galloping Guitar: The Early Years," Bear Family CD #15714, 1994. I don't know the name of the female vocalist who sings this:

Dream train, please carry me back.
Dream train, stay on the right track.
Take me back where I belong.
Sound your whistle and gong.
Tell the gang it won't be long.

Dream train, please turn on your steam
Morning will soon end my dream.
Stop when a sweet old lady hollers:
"Welcome, my dream train."

Cliff Bruner and His Texas Wanderers also sang DREAM TRAIN.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dream Train (from Riley Puckett)
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 01:40 AM

It was Rosalie Allen.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dream Train (from Riley Puckett)
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 01 Mar 05 - 06:48 AM

Hi Manu, yes I did do the notation and I'll drag it out as soon as I can.

Regards, John


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Subject: Lyr Add: DREAM TRAIN (from Ian Whitcomb)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Dec 11 - 12:33 PM

I figure this version is about as close to the original as we're going to get, without seeing the sheet music:


DREAM TRAIN
As sung by Ian Whitcomb on "Red Hot Blue Heaven" (1977)

1. Ev'ry night when I lie down and close my weary eyes
On my train of dreams I go to paradise
Sandman is the engineer when my train pulls away
Ev'ry night he hears me say:

CHORUS: Dream train, please carry me back
Dream, train stay on the right track
Take me back where I belong
Sound your whistle and gong
Tell the gang it won't be long
Dream train please turn on your steam
Morning will soon end my dream
Stop when a sweet old lady hollers
"Welcome, my dream train."

2. I can't wait till moonbeams come and bring the close of day
Cause at night I'm back in days that used to be
On my train of dreams I'll soon be on my merry way
To the only place for me.

CHORUS


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