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Lyr Req: You Can't Get Far without a Railroad

jackw@egr.up.edu 13 Dec 98 - 10:40 PM
Jim Dixon 04 Feb 10 - 09:03 PM
GUEST,Jack Worthington 28 Dec 13 - 10:56 PM
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Subject: Follow The River, The River Knows The Way
From: jackw@egr.up.edu
Date: 13 Dec 98 - 10:40 PM

Need the lyrics to a couple of songs from the movie, "Night Passage" (Jimmy Stewart).

1) FOLLOW THE RIVER: The river knows the way, hearts may go astray, it happens every day...?

2) "The Bull Frog Line" or YOU CAN'T GET FAR WITHOUT A RAILROAD

Thanks.

Jack Worthington
jackw@egr.up.edu


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU CAN'T GET FAR WITHOUT A RAILROAD
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Feb 10 - 09:03 PM

Lyrics to FOLLOW THE RIVER have already been posted in another thread—click the link.

You can see the scene containing this song on YouTube:


YOU CAN'T GET FAR WITHOUT A RAILROAD
Words, Ned Washington; music, Dimitri Tiomkin.
Performed by James Stewart in the film "Night Passage," 1957.

I was farmin' in Missouri. I was gettin' tired o' that,
So I bought myself a satchel and a stovepipe hat
And I headed for the station, gonna travel all about,
But there wasn't any station and I soon found out

That you can't get far without a railroad.
You can't get far without a railroad.
Something's gotta take you there and gotta bring you back.
Oh, you can't go any distance in a ––(?).

You can't get far without a railroad.
You can't get far without a railroad.
You gotta have an engine and you gotta have a track.
Oh, you can't get far without a railroad.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Can't Get Far without a Railroad
From: GUEST,Jack Worthington
Date: 28 Dec 13 - 10:56 PM

Updated 12-28-2013, Jack Worthington

I was farmin' in Missouri. I was gettin' tired o' that,
So I bought myself a satchel and a stovepipe hat.
And I headed for the station, gonna travel all about,
But there wasn't any station and I soon found out.

And you can't get far without a railroad.
You can't get far without a railroad.
Something's gotta take you there and gotta bring you back.
Oh, you can't go any distance in a buggy or a hack.

Oh ya can't get far without a railroad.
You can't get far without a railroad.
You gotta have an engine and you gotta have a track.
Oh, you can't get far without a railroad.

So I bought myself a shovel and I bought myself a pick.
And I laid a little track along the Bull Frog Crik (Creek).
Then I built a locomotive out of twenty empty cans
And I tooted on the whistle the damned thing ran.

Oh ya can't get far without a railroad.
You can't get far without a railroad.
Somethings gotta take ya there and gotta bring ya back
Oh, you can't go any distance in a buggy or a hack.

Oh ya can't get far without a railroad.
You can't get far without a railroad.
You gotta have an engine and you gotta have a track.
Oh, you can't get far without a railroad.

There are tracks across the prairie where the buzzard builds his nest.
There are tracks across the Rockies to the Golden West.
Everybody will be neighbors in this little dream of mine.
Take you clear across the country on the Bull Frog Line.

And you can't get far without a railroad.
You can't get far without a railroad.
Something's gotta take you there and gotta bring you back.
Oh, you can't go any distance in a buggy or a hack.

Oh ya can't get far without a railroad.
You can't get far without a railroad.
You gotta have an engine and you gotta have a track.
Oh, you can't get far without a railroad.


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