Train Kept A-Rollin'

Album: Get Your Wings (1974)
  • Well, on a train, I met a dame
    She rather handsome, we kind looked the same
    She was pretty, from New York City
    I'm walking down that old fair lane
    I'm in heat, I'm in love
    But I just couldn't tell her so

    I said, train kept a-rolling all night long
    Train kept a-rolling all night long
    Train kept a-rolling all night long
    Train kept a-rolling all night long
    With a heave, and a ho

    But I just couldn't tell her so, no, no, no
    Well, get along, sweet little woman get along
    On your way, get along, sweet little woman get along
    On your way, I'm in heat, I'm in love
    But I just couldn't tell her so, no, no, no

    Well, on a train, I met a dame
    She rather handsome, we kind looked the same
    She was pretty, from New York City
    I'm walking down that old fair lane
    I'm in heat, I'm in love
    But I just couldn't tell her so

    I said, train kept a-rolling all night long
    Train kept a-rolling all night long
    Train kept a-rolling all night long
    Train kept a-rolling all night long
    With a heave, and a ho

    But I just couldn't tell her so, no, no, no
    Well, get along, sweet little woman get along
    On your way, get along, sweet little woman get along
    On your way, I'm in heat, I'm in love
    But I just couldn't tell her so, no, no, no

    Well, we made a stop in Albuquerque
    She must have thought I was a real cool jerk
    Got off the train, and put her hands up
    Looking so good I couldn't let her go
    But I just couldn't tell her so

    I said, train kept a-rolling all night long
    Train kept a-rolling all night long
    Train kept a-rolling all night long
    Train kept a-rolling all night long
    With a heave, and a ho
    But I just couldn't tell her so

Comments: 22

  • Randy C. from Yonkers, NyAs with other songs, the band's guitarist weren't always up to speed to do their own solos. Whether it be drugs or lack of creative ability, hired guns were sometimes necessary to make the music more appealing to the masses, so to speak. Listen to the band live and it becomes apparent who did and didn't write the riffs. That said, I still love them.
  • Paul from New York, NyThe song was originally done by Tiny Bradshaw. BUT the version that both Foghat and Aerosmith are covering is the definitive version done by the Johnny Burnette Trio, one of the first (and many say best) Rockabilly bands- in 1956. Session guitarist Grady Martin was the first to distort the guitar, some say it may be the first Rock and Roll record to use distortion. The reason Foghat's version of Honey Hush sounds like Train is because The Rock and Roll Trio also did Honey Hush on their album. I suggest those who never heard either version, do a google search on this much underrated and influential Rockabilly Band. The Rock and Roll trios version of both songs is THE definitive version of both songs, way ahead of it's time for 1956
  • Craig Lee from Valdosta, GaPeter Griffin from Quahog, Rhode Island...That's funny. And you are correct about Led Zeppelin's first "jam" together. 'Hammer of the Gods' confirms this fact.
  • Ernesto from Mexicali, MexicoFor Stefanie. The song Baby, Please Don't Go was recorded in 1935 by Joe Williams' Washboard Blues Singers and you can find it in Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music, Vol.4 (Revenant 2000)
    Ernesto, Mexicali, Mexico
  • Melissa from Lorton, VaI love these guys. This is an awesome song. My friends know that I'm truly obsessed with them and made a song about it. B/C I accidently revealed I had the hots fro rock stars. SO The song parodies 'Stacies Mom'. It goes a little like this... Liv's dad has got it goin' on, Liv's dad has got it goin' on. He's all Melissa wants and she's waited for so long. Matthew can't you see, your just not the guy for her. She knows it might be wrong, but Melissa's in love Steven Tyler!! I love it! Just for the record Matthew is a guy who had a crush on me. And you know who Liv is.
  • Peter Griffin from Quahog, RiThis was actually Led Zeppelin's first song together.
  • Frank from Brampton, Ontario, CanadaThis tune certainly kicks butt!! Aerosmith is a classic band who know how to write really good tunes.
  • Lester from New York City, NyFoghat did a song 'Honey Hush' that sounded VERY MUCH like this song.
  • Ted from Winter Park, Flwhile we're on the subject. The entire live @#$& like a suicide ep by guns in roses was recorded in a studio with overdubbed crowd noise
  • Gordon from Lake Havasu City, AzThe Aerosmith version IS
    alot better.
  • Malicious Matt from Squatney, IrelandThis aint no Yardbirds tune, although many consider that the definitive version. It was originally written and performed by Tiny Bradshaw's Big Band in the 1950's. Its pretty much a standard, covered in just about every decade by everybody and their grandfather. Great song!
  • Mike from Winnipeg, CanadaThe Yardbird's version was alot better.
  • Gordon from Lake Havasu City, AzAlthough it's not an original, nobody does this song like Aerosmith. It's so incredible. When I saw them live from the third row, this was one of the last songs they played and the highlight of the show.
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScNo Johnny. There's an old blues song called "Baby Please Don't Go" that has been performed by blues artists lie John Lee Hooker and by rock artists too such as Them. Them is a group that Van Morrison was in. I know that song was recorded in 1935, but who recorded it? I can't remember.
  • Warrinder from A Town, CanadaThis isn't a Yardbirds cover, it's a Tiny Bradshaw cover. The Yardbirds covered it in 1965, while Jeff Beck was their lead guitarist. Jimmy Page replaced Paul Samwell-Smith on bass the year after.
  • Susan from Waveland, MsThey always perfom this live. Seen them 20 times now :) This is usually an encore & it rocks every single time!!!!!
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, CaBy baby please don't go do you mean D'yer Mak'er, because that was a popular Led Zeppelin song that had the phrase baby please don't go in it.
  • Rob from Vancouver, CanadaIt sounds different on "Toys in the Attic" because
    its not on "TITA"
  • Donni from Somewhere, WaIt's crazy how this song sounds totally different on the Toys in the Attic from the You gotta move dvd.
  • Ben from Nyc, MsThe Second section kicks a**!!!!
  • Ed from Nashville, TnThe song was introduced by r&b bandleader Tiny Bradshaw on the King label and later recorded as rockabilly by Johnny Burnette's Rock and Roll Trio on Coral, which is likely where the Yerdbirds discovered it.
    Ed S, Nashville, TN
  • Brian from Grand Forks, NdAlthough, the song sounds live on the album... It is Not... the band wanted to do a live version for the album Get Your Wings because the song always killed live... But, Producer Jack Douglas talked them out of it... Instead they recorded it in the studio and overdubbed concert sounds taken from George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh... Elton John also threw fake live concert sounds on to his studio recording of Bennie and the Jets...
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