Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found

The Train Kept A Rollin'
Johnny Burnette & The Rock 'n' Roll Trio Lyrics


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

Get along, creepy little woman
Get along, well, be on your way
Get along, creepy little woman
Get along, well, be on your way
With a heave and a ho
Well, I just couldn't let her go

Well, the train kept a-rollin all night long
The train kept a-rollin all night long
The train kept me movin' all night long
The train kept a-rollin all night long
With a heave and a ho
Well, I just couldn't let her go

We made a stop in Albuquerque
She must of thought
That I was a real gone jerk
We got off the train at El Paso
Our lovin was so good, Jack
I couldn't let her go
Get along
Well, I just couldn't let her go

Get along, creepy little woman
Get along, well, be on your way
Get along, creepy little woman
Get along, well, be on your way
With a heave and a ho
Well, I just couldn't let her go

The train kept a-rollin all night long
The train kept a-rollin all night long
The train kept her movin' all night long
The train kept a-rollin all night long
With a heave and a ho
Well, I just couldnt let her go-oh-oh

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, CARLIN AMERICA INC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Howie Kay, Lois Mann, Tiny Bradshaw

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on specific lyrics, highlight them
Most interesting comment from YouTube:

BigStar303

​@Shaun McDonough You state "there is much out there to support this view" (that Paul Burlison played on ALL Rock and Roll Trio recordings). Please post a link to at least ONE of your favorite instances of someone not only expressing this view but also explaining WHY it must be Burlison and not Grady Martin on tracks such as "Your Baby Blue Eyes," "All By Myself," "Rock Billy Boogie," "Lonesome Train," "Drinking Wine" and others. (It's not in dispute that Burlison played on "You're Undecided" and "Tear It Up.")

This is what Gordon and Dijkema do, so to counter their argument you have to show someone who can do the same for the other side. Among MANY other points of evidence (which you, understandably, ignore since you can't counter them), they also list the many instances of the use of a Bigsby whammy bar on these tracks. Burlison's guitar did not have one; Martin's did. How is that explained?

Or you could make it easy on yourself and simply post a link to ANY instance of Paul Burlison's guitar playing at ANY time in his career that sounds anything like the guitar work on the five tracks I identified above (there are others, but these are the really primo slices of Martin's amazing work). I've spent the past hour looking for such instances myself, and I came up totally empty. Maybe you can help me out.

Since as I noted G/D provided SIX examples to bolster their argument on Martin's behalf, unless you can do the same you're just talking through your hat.


You also state the Burlison side is "the majority view" without providing a scintilla of evidence that this is so. On what do you base this statement? If there's so much of this sentiment out there, you could at least link us to one instance of it.

(P.S. You state "If you read the whole article you will note that the authors [G/D] admit that most people disagree with them." I just read the whole article again, and I find no such passage anywhere in it. Can you quote it for me?)

(P.P.S. "Anonymous post," eh? Please forgive me for not being so stupid as to put my real name on YouTube.)



All comments from YouTube:

thebadloser

This still sounds wild and unhinged in 2021. Difficult to imagine how far out it must've sounded in 1956. The Trio, to me, are and always will be the absolute epitome of rockabilly.

Michael Chapman

& on Nov 18, 2022, 1st time for me to catch this 1956 Rockabilly Kick... & Eddie Cochran from Bell Gardens, Ca Southeast LA was a Kick as well but died Real young & 'And Jack Scott was a Rockabilly Kick!

2 wheels r best

All the Woke clan would see is the skimpy dressed girl but I see great musicians of an era that is so timeless we can still enjoy listening to them all these years later. R & R will never die.JB is up there with Fats Domino Eddy Cochran Elvis & so many more.

Indian Outlaw

Amen to that and Hallelujah!!!

Peter Mills

Reading Jimmy Page's top 5 musicians brought me here!!
Knew Burnette would be special !! 😄

1950s Greased Kat

The wildest song of mid-50s

3 More Replies...

Electric Sailor

This song--and Link Wray's "Rumble"--were the spark that ignited the following decades of rebellious rock styles ranging from hard rock, metal, punk, hardcore, and thrash!

fewpoundcory

Aww. J

Valery Charles

Mostly by adding dirt to guitar....hearing that, some people try to reproduce ...pedal appears....thanks to you, 50’s folk. You also have mister Bo Diddley with his famous beat...rhaaa love it

Mackerel Tacos

One more song to check out if you haven't is Space Guitar by Johnny Guitar Watson is absolutely dirty.

More Comments

More Videos