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JP Nester

Song Information

First recording and first release by J.P. Nester (1927)

Lyrics

Train on the island listen to her squeal Go and tell my true love how happy I do feel Go and tell my true love how happy I do feel Train on the island headed for the west Go and tell my true love the girl I love the best Go and tell my true love the girl I love the best The steam from the whistle smoke from the stack Goin to catch that 5:18 I’m never comin’ back Goin to catch that 5:18 I’m never comin’ back Train on the island thought I heard her squeal Go and tell my true love that I can’t hold the wheel Go and tell my true love that I can’t hold the wheel Train on the island moan mighty low Go and tell my true love as far as I can go Go and tell my true love as far as I can go Train on the island headed for the north Go and tell my true love she don’t know what she’s worth Go and tell my true love she don’t know what she’s worth