"Train Kept a Rollin' (Tiny Bradshaw cover)" as written by and Lois Mann Tiny Bradshaw....
Aboard a train
I met a dame
She was a hipster
Man a real gone dame
She wasn't pretty
For New York City
As we strut down on that ol' fairlane
With a heave and a ho
I just couldn't let her go

Get along
Sweet little woman get along
On your way
Get along
Sweet little woman get along
On your way
With a heave and a ho
I just couldn't let her go

The train kept a rollin' all night long
The train kept a rollin' all night long
The train kept a rollin' all night long
The train kept a rollin' all night long
With a heave and a ho
I just couldn't let her go

I made a stop round Albuquerque
She must'a thought I was real gone jerk
Got off the train at El Paso
A' looking so good I couldn't let her go
With a heave and a ho
I just couldn't let her go

The train kept a rollin' all night long
The train kept a rollin' all night long
The train kept a rollin' all night long
The train kept a rollin' all night long
With a heave and a ho
I just couldn't let her go


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"The Train Kept A Rollin'" as written by James Patrick Page Chris Dreja

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    General CommentThis was proformed by Zep live in most of their 1980 European tour.

    led-zeppelin.org/reference/…
    Philadelphia Eagleson December 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is actually by THE YARDBIRDS (Page's old band), not Zeppelin, and probably should be removed from the Zep list.
    ZepHead379Oneon January 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAccording to John Paul Jones, it was the very first song that he, Page, Plant and Bonham ever rehearsed. I don't think it should be removed.
    Diego8978on February 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNo it shouldn't and it was but Don Diego

    But, and I may be wrong, but I'm almost positive that this is a traditional song; not one of the yardbird's
    laocoonon March 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDone originally by the Johnny Burnette Trio, the original is on the "Loud, Fast, and Out Of Control" Rhino collection. The original lyrics are a little different:

    I Caught a Train
    I met a dame
    She was a hepster
    and a real gone dame
    she was pretty
    from New York City
    and we Trucked on down that old fair lane
    with a heave and a ho,
    well i just couldn't let her go

    get along, creepy little woman
    get along, well be on your way
    get along, creepy little woman
    get along, well be on your way
    with a heave and a ho,
    well i just couldn't let her go

    Well, the train kept a-rollin all night long
    the train kept a-rollin all night long
    The train kept me movin'
    all night long
    the train kept a-rollin all night long
    with a heave and a ho,
    well i just couldn't let her go

    we made a stop
    in Alberquerque
    she must of thought
    that I was a real gone jerk
    we got off the train at El Paso
    our lovin was so good, jack,
    I couldn't let her go
    get along,
    well I just couldn't let her go

    get along, creepy little woman
    get along, well be on your way
    get along, creepy little woman
    get along, well be on your way
    with a heave and a ho,
    well I just couldn't let her go.

    the train kept her movin' all night long
    the train kept a-rollin all night long
    with a heave and a ho
    well I just couldnt let her go-oh-oh

    This is a song about a physical tryst on a train, and likely the affect of the train motion on such a tryst. That is why it such a fun song. the rollicking pace and blistering guitar was present in the original and was pretty advanced for rockabilly, introducing a feedback-accelerated backbeat that became a staple of 60's freakbeat. This has been covered by The Yardbirds (also in alternate lyric mix for the film Blow Up) aerosmith, and guns and roses, to name a few.
    gnarlihotepon June 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwriten by Tiny Bradshaw and rocorded in 1951 by "Tiny Bradshaw's Big Band"
    Earthbound Misfiton June 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey played this frequently during their first few tours and their last tour,
    Tom_And_Jerryon November 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is a very good song but i have only heard the Aerosmith version!
    aerosmith4evaon December 28, 2010   Link

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