Song

  1. The Night Train for Southampton
    Stands panting at the station.
    Waiting for connections
    From the east and the west.
    The wind and the rain
    Beat hard against the windows.
    And the coal in the tender
    Was all soaking wet.
  2. The engineer looked at his watch,
    And said, “it’s time to go!”
    The fireman grabbed the shovel,
    And shoveled in the coal.
    The conductor gave the signal
    The conductor gave the signal
    That all were aboard, and the train pulled out of Palmerston
    For the Lake Huron shore.
  3. The headlight on the engine
    Cut a pathway through the sight
    And the city lights of Pamerston
    Faded out of sight.
    With one more mile to go,
    The whistle it did sound,
    But the water in the ditches
    Had washed away the ground.
  4.  Now the lights of Southampton
    Glowed in the stormy night,
    As the city of Port Elgin
    Faded out of sight.
    With one more mile to go,
    The whistle it did sound,
    But the water in the ditches
    Had washed away the ground.
  5. Now the Night Train for Southampton
    Lays over on its side,
    And the engineer and fireman,
    They are trapped inside.
    The hot steam from the boiler
    Filled the engine cab.
    And the night was full of sadness
    As she lay there on her side.
  6. With one more mile to go
    The whistle it did sound,
    But the water in the ditches
    Had washed away the ground.
    And the wind and the rain
    Beat hard against the windows.
    And the lights of Southampton
    Faded out of sight.

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