With my high starched-collar and my high-topped shoes And my hair piled high upon my head I went to lose a jolly hour on the trolley And lost my heart instead With his light brown derby and his bright green tie He was quite the handsomest of men I started to yen so I counted to ten Then I counted to ten again
Clang, clang, clang went the trolley Ding, ding, ding went the bell Zing, zing, zing went my heart strings From the moment I saw him I fell
Chug, chug, chug went the motor Bump, bump, bump went the brake Thump, thump, thump went my heart strings When he smiled I could feel the car shake
He tipped his hat, and took a seat He said he hoped he hadn't stepped upon my feet He asked my name, I held my breath I couldn't speak because he scared me half to death
Buzz, buzz, buzz went the buzzer Plop, plop, plop went the wheels Stop, stop, stop went my heart strings As he started to go then I started to know how it feels When the universe reels
The day was bright, the air was sweet The smell of honeysuckle charmed you off your feet You tried to sing, but couldn't squeak In fact you loved him so you couldn't even speak
Buzz, buzz, buzz went the buzzer Plop, plop, plop went the wheels Stop, stop, stop went my heart strings As he started to leave I took hold of his sleeve with my hand And as if it were planned He stayed on with me and it was grand just to stand With his hand holding mine to the end of the line
Writer/s: Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane
Publisher: Fintage House Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Frederic from VirginiaThe music for the song was written by Hugh Martin, who wrote the score for Meet Me in St. Louis, in which Judy Garland sang three Martin songs, "The Boy Next Door," "The Trolley Song," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."
V-starr from ?????????, MiThey play a shorter verson in Walt Disney World. The Disney verson is about one of those "love at first sight" songs where two people meet in a trolley on Main Street USA and fall in love. They deside to go Fantasyland for a date.
Garry from Anchorage, AkThe Trolley Song was written by composer Hugh Martin and lyricist Ralph Blaine who collaborated on the music for Meet Me In St. Louis. The movie also included their version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
The Trolley Song was nominated for the Best Song Academy Award for 1944, but it lost to Bing Crosby's Swingin' On a Star from the movie, Going My Way.