"Train Kept A-Rollin'" as written by and Lois Mann Tiny Bradshaw....
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


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"The Train Kept A Rollin'" as written by Lois Mann Tiny Bradshaw

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  • +1
    General Commentoriginal Yardbirds tune
    taffurs888on April 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDRINK PEPPERONI, ALL NIGHT LONG
    Sysyson October 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've heard both and Aerosmith live on this is amazing....I guess I'll put what it's about for those of you thinking it's a song about a train....a guy is blown away by this woman but he can't tell her cuz he has to act cool and obviously the train rollin is in reference to sex
    SageLFNon November 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey taffurs888, the Yardbirds were the first to bring this classic blues song into the rock genre but did not originally record this.
    kfe2on February 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthay people i did not really get what u ppl mean by this shit anyways this song is originally by yardbirds but that does not take anything away from the aerosmith version cause according 2 me this one is much better. Anyways what on earth is he trying to say by "She rather handsome we kinda looked the same" that’s what i wana know......
    freak_suyashon November 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEverybody STOP sayin' this is by the yardbirds. Yeah, they brought it to rock but it was written by some guy called Tiny Bradshaw. Well done kfe2!!
    Aerofrogon February 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Train Kept A-Rollin" is a song written by Tiny Bradshaw, Howard Kay, and Lois Mann. Bradshaw first recorded the song in 1951, it was his best known recording. After a rock and roll version of the song was recorded and released by Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio in 1956, numerous other such versions have been recorded since. [from wikipedia]

    Yardbirds recorded this in '65, 9 years after Burnette, and 14 years after Bradshaw.

    Original first verse is:

    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
    notexton August 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok -- again -- why this song is so loved -- it is sex, drugs, rock and roll and relates to million$.
    aND eros=love myth=famous tale or just some guys that make arrows if you prefer..

    Well on a train I met a dame
    a train is a sexual term and a dame is a not so good girl (a trollop even ;).

    She rather handsome we kinda looked the same
    omg! he's doin his soul mate!

    She was pretty from New York City
    this dame was damn nice, knew what she was doing (sophisticated from queens or whatever)..

    I'm walkin' down that old fair lane
    or moving from the front to the back seat and then maybe even doin it in the back seat ya think?

    I'm in heat I'm in love
    But I just couldn't tell her so
    would you be able to do this in traffic?

    I said train kept a-rollin' all night long
    Train kept a-rollin' all night long
    Train kept a-rollin' all night long
    Train kept a-rollin' all night long
    With a heave and a ho
    But I just couldn't tell her so no no no
    he could pound it but he wished he had done more.

    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
    wished he did do more, but is rationalized as a pure sex type thing. he acknowledges her beauty doesn't expect anything else. she is gone and doesn't think there is any chance of being together ever again.
    so sad!

    Yeah...train I met a dame
    She rather handsome we kinda looked the same
    A she were pretty from New York City
    I'm walkin' 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-rollin' all night long
    Train kept a-rollin' all night long
    Train kept a-rollin' all night long
    Train kept a-rollin' all night long
    I'm in heat with a ho
    But I just couldn't tell her...na na na na

    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...well na na

    Well we made a stop in Albuquerque
    damn that sounds like quite a train ride!

    She must'a thought I was a real cool jerk
    no doubt!!
    Climbin' off the train and lookin' handsome
    Lookin' so good jack couldn't let it go
    Ooooh...but I just couldn't tell her so

    I said train kept a-rollin' all night long
    Train kept a-rollin' all night long
    Train kept a-rollin' all night long
    Train kept a-rollin' all night long
    I'm in heat I'm in love
    But I just couldn't tell her...na na no
    kush64on May 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDick Wagner and Steve' Hunter played the solos on the "Get Your Wings" album version of this song by Aerosmith. Wagner and Hunter also played on the song 'Same Old Song and Dance' and Wagner played on 'Woman of the World' and 'Spaced' from the same album.
    Daviloon December 27, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI always thought the guy was doing himself - couldn't get the nerve to tell the woman what he thought of her so just kept it up by himself during the whole ride.
    Hartyharon July 08, 2015   Link

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