The Trolley Song
The Dave Brubeck Quartet Lyrics


"Clang, clang, clang" went the trolley
"Ding, ding, ding" went the bell
"Zing, zing, zing" went my heartstrings
For the moment I saw him I fell

"Chug, chug, chug" went the motor
"Bump, bump, bump" went the brake
"Thump, thump, thump" went my heartstrings
When he smiled, I could feel the car shake
He tipped his hat, and took a seat
He said he hoped he hadn't stepped upon my feet
He asked my name I held my breath
I couldn't speak because he scared me half to death

"Buzz, buzz, buzz" went the buzzer
"Plop, plop, plop" went the wheels
"Stop, stop, stop" went my heartstrings
As he started to leave I took hold of his sleeve with my hand

And as if it were planned
He stayed on with me and it was grand
Just to stand with his hand holding mine
All the way to the end of the line

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: HUGH MARTIN, RALPH BLANE

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Thomas Lovato

"Clang, clang, clang
" went the trolley
"Ding, ding, ding
" went the bell
"Zing, zing, zing
" went my heartstrings
For the moment I saw him I fell
"Chug, chug, chug
" went the motor
"Bump, bump, bump
" went the brake
"Thump, thump, thump
" went my heartstrings
When he smiled, I could feel the car shake
He tipped his hat, and took a seat
He said he hoped he hadn't stepped upon my feet
He asked my name I held my breath
I couldn't speak because he scared me half to death
"Buzz, buzz, buzz
" went the buzzer
"Plop, plop, plop
" went the wheels
"Stop, stop, stop
" went my heartstrings
As he started to leave I took hold of his sleeve with my hand
And as if it were planned
He stayed on with me and it was grand
Just to stand with his hand holding mine
All the way to the end of the line

Bill Risby

Beautiful harmony from Dave in bar 4 and 6 of the A section.

harcup1

Paul Desmond at his best--just stunning arpegios

amenra bey

After hearing this song I'm am ready to go to New Orleans, beautiful.

Barry I. Grauman

Dave initially recorded this with Paul and a different drummer and bassist (for Fantasy) in November 1953. This stereo version was recorded on July 5, 1962.

Antonio Betancourt

espoectacular..Feliz Navidad 60oTaku4...

60otaku4

As always, thanks for your comment, Antonio-san!!
Otaku4 (^o^)/

Oscar Grillo

I am very grateful that the piano solo was removed from this version!!

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