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"The Train" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing the ascending and descending tonic octave skip.



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: D Major
  • Time: 6/8
  • Form: AaBB
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti ti ti ti | ti ti ti ta ti |
    | ti ti ti ta/ | ta/ ti ti ti | ta/_a (ti) | ta/_a ti |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Ti Do Re Mi Fa So La Do
  • Intervals: advanced: La/Do\La, So\Mi/So, Fa\Re, Re\Ti, Do/Do (ascending dominate octave leap), Do\Do (descending dominate octave leap)
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: eighth, repeat signs, tied notes, multiple endings, tempo: allegro moderato/moderately fast (98-120 BPM)
  • Key Words: playing a train, railroad, train sounds: whoo-woo, choo-choo, clickety clack; wheels, track, all aboard, rattle, spin, train station, spin, haste, zum

“The Train” 

With “Whoo, woo, woo!” and “Ding a ding, dong!”
And “All aboard!” shouted, the train starts along.
Ding! Ding-a-ding dong!
Ding! Ding-a-ding dong!
Then “Choo, choo, choo! Choo, Choo!” and Clickety clack!”
As faster and faster, it speeds on the track.
Click! Clickety clack!
Click! Clickety clack!
3. Now steadily, swiftly, around the wheels spin,
While on the train rushes with rattle and din.
Zum! How the wheels spin!
Zum! How the wheels spin!
4. Then slowly “Choo, choo, choo!” and “Whoo, whoo!” again,
For here is the station and here stops the train.
Haste! Haste from the train!
Haste! Haste from the train!
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