Chattanooga Choo Choo

Album: In the Mood (1941)
Charted: 1
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  • Hi there Tex, what you say
    Step aside partner, it's my day
    Bend an ear and listen to my version
    Of a really solid Tennessee excursion

    Pardon me, boy
    Is that the Chattanooga choo choo? (yes yes)
    Track twenty-nine
    Boy, you can gimme a shine
    Can you afford To board a 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 an' eggs in Carolina

    When you hear the whistle blowin' eight to the bar
    Then you know that Tennessee is not very far
    Shovel all the coal in
    Gotta keep it rollin'
    Woo, woo, 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 Writer/s: Harry Warren, Mack Gordon
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Glenn Miller from Not Woke...awake!Hey Kevin Brown! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OdVYnnp0Uw
  • Kevin Brown from Seattle, WashingtonWhy is a song with a racist second verse so celebrated?
  • Joyce from ManassasHow many movies had the song Chattanooga Choo Choo sung in them?
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 6th 1968, Harpers Bizarre performed "Chattanooga Choo Choo" on the premiere episode of the ABC-TV program 'Happening '68'...
    The week before it was at #76 on the Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart and that was also its last week on the chart; it had entered the Top 100 on November 12th, 1967 at position #98, and on Dec. 10th, 1967 it peaked at #45 {for 2 weeks} and spent 7 weeks on the Top 100...
    {See other posts below}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 24th 1978, Tuxedo Junction performed "Chattanooga Choo Choo" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Two months earlier on April 16th, 1978 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #93; and on June 25th, 1978 it peaked at #32 (for 2 weeks) and spent 17 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #18 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 10th 1954, the movie "The Glenn Miller Story" starring James Stewart and June Allyson had its U.S.A. premier in New York City...
    "Chattanooga Choo Choo" was one of Glenn Miller's songs that was featured in the movie...
    The film received three Academy Award nominations; 'Best Screenplay', 'Best Musical Score, and won for 'Best Sound Recording'...
    On March 7th, 1954 the movie's soundtrack album peaked at #1 (for 10 weeks) on Billboard's Top Albums chart; the album that knocked it out of the top spot was 'Glenn Miller Plays Selections from The Glenn Miller Story' by Glenn Miller (it was #1 for 3 weeks).
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 14th 1962, "Chattanooga Choo Choo" by Floyd Cramer entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on ?? it peaked at #36 (for weeks) and spent 8 weeks on the Top 100...
    three other covered version have charted on the Top 100; Ernie Fields (#54 in 1960), Harpers Bizarre (#45 in 1967), and Tuxedo Junction (#32 in 1978)...
    And on December 31st, 1967 the Harper Bizarre's version peaked at #1 (for 2 weeks) on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    The B-side of Mr. Floyd's version, "Let's Go", also charted, it reached #90 on the Top 100...
    R.I.P. Mr. Cramer (1933 - 1997) and Mr. Fields (1904 - 1997).
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