4 - Big Boy

1.:
I'm standing in this museum,
over 50 years I've done.
Have no daddy, have no mum,
have no fam'ly, that's no fun.

2.:
Some parts of me begin to rust,
there's only a signboard in the dust.
It says: "'Big Boy', best engine with steam."
And I remember people mean:

Chorus:
Big 'Big Boy', do you come again?
Big 'Big Boy', please tell me when!
I hear your whistle scream
in every beautiful dream.

3.:
Through Amer'ca I liked rollin'
proud were eng'neers 'n' Firemen,
in all of this country I liked being
and my small partners were whisp'ring:

repeat chorus

4.:
I went to Flor'da down 'long the coast,
that was the way I liked most.
From New York to L. A. behind my iron mask,
everywhere I heard people ask:

repeat chorus

5.:
3 miles in front of the last wagon,
I kept the "Orange Blossom Special" go'n'.
Now I can't run any train
but I hear eng'neers sayin':

repeat chorus

6.:
I dream of how proud I'll be
when someday they'll remember me:
In front of a train I'll be seen
and all the people will scream:

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