Trains And Boats And Planes

Album: Essential Collection (1966)
Charted: 22
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  • Trains and bloats and planes are passing by
    They mean a trip to Paris or Rome
    For someone else but not for me
    The trains and the boats and planes
    Took you away, away from me

    We were so in love and high above
    We had a star to wish upon
    Wish and dreams come true, but not for me
    The trains and the boats and planes
    Took you away, away from me

    You are from another part of the world
    You had to go back awhile and then
    You said you soon would return again
    I'm waiting here like I promised to
    I'm waiting here, but where are you

    Oh trains and boats and planes took you away
    But every time I see them I pray
    And if my prayer can cross the sea
    The trains and the boats and planes
    Will bring back you back, back home to me, whoa

    Mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm
    Mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm
    Mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm
    The trains and the boats and planes
    Will bring you back, back home to me, whoa, whoa

    Mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm
    Mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm Writer/s: BURT BACHARACH, BURT F. BACHARACH, HAL DAVID
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Royalty Network
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1965 {May 28th} Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas performed "Trains and Boats and Planes" on the British ITV network's weekly musical variety program, 'Ready Steady Go!'...
    At the time the song was at position #20 on the United Kingdom's Official Top 50 Singles chart, two weeks later it would peak at #12 {for 1 week}...
    The week it peaked at #12, Burt Bacharach's original version was at #6 on the U.K. Singles chart, and two weeks later it peaked at #4 {for 1 week}...
    One year later on July 31st, 1966, Dionne Warwick's covered version would peak at #22 {for 1 week} on the U.S. Billboard's Top 100 chart...
    Between 1963 and 1965 the group had six records on the U.K. Singles chart, five made the Top 10 with two* reaching #1, "Bad To Me" for three weeks in August of 1963 and "Little Children" for two weeks in March of 1964...
    Leader Billy J. Kramer, born William Howard Ashton, will celebrate his 77th birthday in three months on August 19th, 2020...
    * The group just missed having a third #1 record when their "Do You Want To Know A Secret" peaked at #2 for two weeks in May of 1963, for the two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for those two weeks was "From Me To You" by The Beatles...
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 13, 1966, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas performed "Trains and Boats and Planes" on the Dick Clark produced ABC-TV network weekday-afternoon program 'Where The Action Is'...
    Exactly one year earlier on July 13th, 1965 the song was at #57 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; two weeks later it would peak at #47 {for 1 week} and it spent 7 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #12 on the United Kingdom's Singles chart...
    And on the day that Billy & the boys were appearing on the 'Action' show, Dionne Warwick's covered version the song was at #35 on the Top 100, it would peak at #22...
    Between April 1964 and June 1965 Billy & boys had six records on the Hot Top 100; two made the Top 10, "Little Children" peaked at #7 for 1 week on June 7th, 1964 and "Bad To Me" reached #9 for 2 weeks on June 21st, 1964.
  • Glenn from Simi Valley, CaThis is my favorite David/Bacharach song. What incredible songwriting! As usual, Dionne Warwicks version is the best.
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