Day 356 – LSS Attitude of Gratitude – Song Lyric Sunday – There is always something to be grateful for.

Song Lyric Sunday – Chattanooga Choo Choo

 The prompt this week is trains.

You say trains and my brain goes immediately to the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

From Songfacts website : “This song was written for Sun Valley Serenade, a 1941 movie starring Sonja Henie, Milton Burle, and Joan Davis. It became the #1 song across the US in December of that year, and remained there for nine weeks, due in large part to the performance in the movie. The 78 rpm recording sold 1.2 million copies.”

It was written by Mack Gordon and composed by Harry Warren. It was performed by Glenn Miller and his orchestra.

My mom was 11 when this song came out. She loved it and somehow purchased the 78. She kept that record for a very long time. I remember listening to the 78 on our gigantic  console stereo. I am grateful for some fun memories of enjoying records with my mom. As soon as I had my own tastes of the Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, and the Beach boys she would laugh and say that wasn’t real music. When I hear what my kids and now grand-kids listen too, I often think it is not real music. I am grateful that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

(Hey there Tex, what you say?)

Step aside partner, it’s my day
Bend an ear and listen to my version
(Of a really solid Tennisee excursion)

Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga Choo Choo?
(Yes yes, track 29)
Boy, you can give me a shine
(Can you afford to board Chattanooga Choo Choo?)

I’ve got my fare
(And just a trifle to spare)

You leave the Pennsylvania station ’bout a quarter to four
Read a magazine and then you’re in Baltimore
Dinner in the diner, nothing could be finer
(Then to have your ham and eggs in Carolina)

When you hear the whistle blowin’ eight to the bar
Then you know that Tennisee is not very far
Shuffle all the coal in, gotta keep it rollin’
(Whoo whoo, Chattanooga, there you are)

There’s gonna be a certain party at the station
Satin and Lace, I used to call funny face
She’s gonna cry until I tell her that I’ll never roam
(So Chattanooga Choo Choo)

Won’t you choo choo me home

(Chattanooga, Chattanooga)
Get aboard
(Chattanooga, Chattanooga)
All aboard
(Chattanooga, Chattanooga)

Chattanooga Choo Choo
Won’t you choo choo me home
Chattanooga Choo Choo


Rules here if you want to play along.

10 thoughts on “Day 356 – LSS Attitude of Gratitude – Song Lyric Sunday – There is always something to be grateful for.

  1. Such a great song. We grew up innTn and Va so this song was always a favorite of my parents. We always sang in the car on road trips and I credit those trips to expanding my musical knowledge.

    Great choice!

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