"One After 909" as written by John Winston Lennon and Paul James Mccartney....
My baby said she's trav'ling on the one after 909
I said move over honey I'm traveling on that line
I said move over once, move over twice
Come on baby don't be cold as ice.
Said she's trav'ling on the one after 909.

I begged her not to go and I begged her on my bended knees,
You're only fooling around, you're fooling around with me.
I said move over once, move over twice
Come on baby don't be cold as ice.
Said she's trav'ling on the one after 909.

I got my bag, run to the station
Railman says you've got the the wrong location
I got my bag, run right home
Then I find I've got the number wrong

Well she said she's trav'ling on the one after 909
I said move over honey I'm traveling on that line
I said move over once, move over twice
Come on baby don't be cold as ice.
Said she's trav'ling on the one after 909.

I got my bag, run to the station
Railman says you've got the the wrong location
I got my bag, run right home
Then I find I've got the number wrong

Well she said she's trav'ling on the one after 909
I said move over honey I'm traveling on that line
I said move over once, move over twice
Come on baby don't be cold as ice.
Said she's trav'ling on the one after 9-0,
Said she's trav'ling on the one after 9-0,
Said she's trav'ling on the one after 909.


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"One After 909" as written by John Winston Lennon John Lennon

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    General Commentcool song. i believe john and paul wrote this together when they were quarrymen. and i think john sings at the end "danny boy..."
    appypollyloggyon August 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, this song was written in the early 60s but never appeared on a Beatles album before this.
    evanchesteron March 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis was actually written in the late 50's
    Philadelphia Eagleson June 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt was one of the first songs the Beatles (the then Quarry Men) wrote, along with Michelle and Love Me Do. But it wasn't recorded until Let It Be. I think it's the best song on that album.
    erasmus11290on January 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song weas written and performed in the studio in 1962 or 1963, I have it in my beatles Anthology 1 record album set......It is very good I must say.
    I have take 3, 4 and 5 and the n the entire sequenced song, but it was never put on a album.
    very good early beatles song.
    TidewaterHippieon April 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthey does anybody know what john says after oh danny boy....i dont think its the original danny boy
    supermacon January 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOh Danny Boy, the pipes the pipes are calling (bagpipes)
    seeyouinteaon February 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIs it just me or does this song remind anyone else of 'Roll Over Beethoven', the Chuck Berry song which the Beatles covered early on in their career?
    chuckofalltradeson June 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMcCartney: It’s not a great song but it’s a great favourite of mine because it has great memories for me of John and I trying to write a bluesy freight-train song. There were a lot of those songs at the time, like “Midnight Special,” “Freight Train,” “Rock Island Line,” so this was the “One After 909;” she didn’t get the 909, she got the one after it! It was a tribute to British Rail, actually. No, at the time we weren’t thinking British, it was much more the Super Chief from Omaha.

    Lennon: The “One After 909,” on the whatsit LP, I wrote when I was 17 or 18. We always wrote separately, but we wrote together because we enjoyed it a lot sometimes, and also because they would say, well, you’re going to make an album together and knock off a few songs, just like a job.
    Dresden89on September 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentA brilliant move of theirs to revive this ancient song for inclusion on the "Get Back" (to their roots)album. It's great how true they were to the original recording, which suggests how ahead of their time they were back in the early '60's.
    MamboManon April 11, 2012   Link

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