["hey there tex : what you say?"
step aside partner, it's my day
bend an ear and listen to my version
of a really solid Tennessee excursion]

pardon me boy : is that the Chattanooga Choo Choo?
"yes : track 29"
boy you can give me a shine
"can you afford to board the Chattanooga Choo Choo?"
I've got my fare
and just a trifle to spare

you leave the Pennsylvania station 'bout a quarter to four
read a magazine and then you're in Baltimore
dinner in the diner : nothing could be finer
than to have your ham and eggs in Carolina

when you hear the whistle blowin' eight to the bar
then you know that Tennessee is not very far
shuffle all the coal in : gotta keep it rollin'
whoo whoo Chattanooga : there you are

there's gonna be a certain party at the station
satin and lace
I used to call funny face
she's gonna cry until I tell her that I'll never roam
so Chattanooga Choo Choo
won't you choo choo me home?

                           harry warren • mack gordon