A lotta locomotion    (video)

 

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    A lotta locomotion         that's what we need,

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    from a locomotive who can        take the lead !

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    From the eastern ocean         to the western sea,

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    locomotion's gonna         carry me.

 

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    A lotta locomotion         that's what we need,

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    if we are ever gonna         get up speed.

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    A lotta locomotion        and the right approach,

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    for there are lots of different        kinds of coach.

 

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1.    Like me, I'm Ashley, I'm the smoking car,

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    I've tried to quit the habit, but my inside's used to tar.

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    I know if I don't give up, I might choke or have a stroke,

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    that scares me, and when I'm scared, boy, I need a smoke !

 

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2. Buffy at your service, ever open wide,

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    my microwave is cooking to warm you from inside.

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    A lotta locomotion          will do the trick,

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    come and bite my burgers, I'm hot and cheap and quick !

 

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3.    My name's Dinah, I'm the dining car.

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    I'll cook for you and listen while you lean upon my bar.

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    I'll serve you with your dinner while the train goes loop the loop,

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    gee, I'm sorry gentlemen, I hope you wanted soup.

 

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    A lotta locomotion         that's what we need,

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    if we are ever gonna        get up speed.

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    From the eastern ocean         to the western sea,

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    locomotion's gonna         carry me.

 

(orig. moves up half a note to capo 1st here)

 

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4. My name's Pearl, I'm a brand new girl,

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    my springs still bounce, my fans still whirl.

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    Ain't gonna smoke, ain't gonna drink.

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    What are you gonna do ? What'd you think ?

 

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    A lotta locomotion         underneath the sun,

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    gonna try them all until we        find the one.

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    From the Eastern Ocean        to the coast stop west,

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    gonna dis them all until         I find the best.

 

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    A lotta locomotion         that's what we need,

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    from a locomotive who can        take the lead !

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    From the eastern ocean         to the western sea.

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    Don't stop the piston stroking !

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    Don't stop the fireman stoking !

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    Don't make me give up smoking !

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    Give up smoking ? You gotta be joking !

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    Locomotion's gonna carry me.

 

    (Webber / Stilgoe)