Down By The Station

Words & Music:

Slim Gaillard & Lee Ricks


Many thanks to correspondent Tom Krehbiel who gave me the lowdown on the correct songwriters for this tune.  It was written in 1948.  Slim Gaillard is more famously known for his 40s staple "Flat-Foot Floogie"


D                    G            D

Down by the station, early in the morning

D                            G             D

See the little pufferbellies lined up in a row.

D                      G               D

Hear the stationmaster blow his little whistle.

D                [n.c.]         D   A7 D

"Puff!  Puff!"  "Toot!  Toot!"  Off we go!!


Down by the station early in the morning,

See the little pufferbellies lined up in a row.

See the engine driver pull the little throttle;

"Puff!  Puff!"  "Toot!  Toot!"  Off we go!!


The provenance of the attached easy arrangement is unknown.  It is part of a collection that people gave me over the years.  Please inform me if correctly attribute it.

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