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The Songs He Sang

Clickety Clack: Lyrics

As performed by Cisco Houston

Traditional???

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Legacy version:

Clickety clack along along
The train is coming achung achung
Clickety clack a mile away
It hasn't a second of time to stay

It sings a noisy rackety song
A rickety-rockety-rackety song
"Get off the track it isn't where you belong"

Over the bridge across the lake
A mile a minute it has to make
The cinders fall in fiery range
The tunnel is waiting to swallow the train

It sings a noisy rackety song
A rickety-rockety-rackety song
"Goodbye goodbye tomorrow will come again"

Clickety clack along along
The train is coming achung achung
Clickety clack a mile away
It hasn't a second of time to stay

It sings a noisy rackety song
A rickety-rockety-rackety song
"Get off the track it isn't where you belong"

Nursery Rhymes, Games and Folksongs version:

Clickety clack along along
The train is coming achung achung
Clickety clack a mile away
It hasn't a second of time to stay

It sings a noisy rackety song
A rickety-rockety-rackety song
"Get off that track it isn't where you belong"

Over the bridge across the lake
Mile a minute it has to make
The cinders fall in fiery range
The tunnel is waiting to swallow the train

It sings a noisy rackety song
A rickety-rockety-rackety song
"Get off that track it isn't where you belong"

Well clickety clack along along
That train is coming achung achung
Clickety clack a mile away
Well he hasn't a second of time to stay

He sings a noisy rackety song
A rickety-rockety-rackety song
"Get off that track it isn't where you belong"

He goes over the bridge and across the lake
A mile a minute he has to make
The cinders fall in fiery range
And the tunnel is waiting to swallow the train

He sings a noisy rackety song
A rickety-rockety-rackety song
"Get off that track it isn't where you belong"

Of note:

I love this song, and I think Ciso does too. His perfomance is winning, sparkling, chugging, and full of the energy of the train. However, I can find nothing about this song -- anyone know anything?

And someone does! Clickety-clack Here for some notes and two other versions, one from the one room sod schoolhouse.

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