Toy train    (video)

 

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1. Last thing I remember about my daddy,

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    before he left he bought me a little toy train.

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    And I remember smiling at him sadly,

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    then before he turned to walk out in the rain …

 

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    He said, “Son, I’m       gonna ride a big toy train,

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    round the world and back again”.

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    “But, mamma, when is daddy comin’ back ?”

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    She said, “Son, he’s       gonna ride a big toy train,

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    and he’ll be back again,        just as soon as daddy runs out of track.”

 

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2. I spent my boyhood days growing up without him,

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    most of my time I spent lookin’ down the track.

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    And every day I’d ask my mom about him,

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    “Mamma ain’t he had time to make it back ?”

 

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    She said, “Son he’s       ridin’ on a big toy train,

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    round the world and back again.”

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    “But, mamma, when is daddy comin’ back ?”

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    She said, “Son he’s        ridin’ on a big toy train.

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    And he’ll be back again,       just as soon as daddy runs out of track.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3. Every day I’d hear that whistle blowin’,

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    and every day I’d watch my mamma turn grey.

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    And I was almost grown when she started goin’,

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    and it cheered her up before she passed away.

 

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    I said, “Mom, he’s        ridin’ on a big toy train,

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    round the world and back again.”

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    “But, son, when is daddy comin’ back ?”

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    I said, “Mom, he’s        ridin’ on a big toy train,

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    and he’ll be back again,        just as soon as daddy runs out of track.”

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    But mamma knew that daddy wasn’t comin’ back.

 

(orig. = capo 3rd)    (John Edmond)