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

Lyrics submitted by ruben

Chattanooga Choo Choo Lyrics as written by Harry Warren Mack Gordon

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Songtrust Ave

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    General CommentHard to derive a meaning when the lyrics are so straightforward and obvious. I think the intent here (since it was wartime, and Glenn Miller was a military band leader) was to give the soldiers fond memories of home while they were overseas.
    Benjeron November 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI dont know a whole lot, but I think that this song was out before the war started but that might not be right. I do know it is refering to the Chattanooga train line that went through Chattanooga TN which is now a museum.
    MayorMenleyon December 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthisa songs about returning home to his lover after being away for however long and he'll get to her by train
    mattyboy11891on June 25, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the song is about a girl that sees a boy at the railroad station and has a crush on him and tries to get his attention. She tries to get him interested in her by having him shine her shoes.
    iholland95on June 14, 2014   Link

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