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CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO From the film "Sun Valley Serenade" (1941) (Lyrics: Mack Gordon / Music: Harry Warren) Glenn Miller & His Orch. (vocal: Tex Beneke & The Four Modernaires) - 1941 Glenn Miller & His Orch. (Film Soundtrack) - 1941 Cab Calloway & His Orch. - 1941 The Andrews Sisters (with Vic Schoen & His Orch.) - 1941 Johnny Long & His Orch. (vocal: Paul Harmon) - 1941 Kurt Widmann Mit Seinem Orch. (vocal: Ruth Bruck) - 1941 Carmen Miranda with Bando da Lua (feat. in the film "Springtime In The Rockies") - 1942 Bill Haley & His Comets - 1954 The Modernaires - 1954 Karel Vlach & His Orch. - 1955 Ray Anthony & His Orch. - 1956 Al Saxon (with Ken Jones & His Orch.) - 1959 Cyril Stapleton & His Orch. - 1959 Ray Charles - 1960 Martin Denny - 1960 Ernie Fields Orch. - 1960 Oscar Peterson (Instr.) - 1960 The Checkmates - 1961 Floyd Cramer (Instr.) - 1962 Si Zentner & His Orch. - 1962 Hank Snow - 1963 The Tornados (Instr.) - 1963 The Shadows (Instr.) - 1964 The Fabulous Jokers - 1965 Harpers Bizarre - 1967 Billy Strange (Instr.) - 1968 Joe Loss & His Orch. - 1969 Syd Lawrence Orch. - 1969 Ted Heath & His Orch. - 1972 Enoch Light & The Light Brigade - 1973 Haruomi Hosono - 1975 James Last & His Orch. - 1975 John Hammond - 1975 Joe Bob's Nashville Sound Co. - 1976 Vic Lezal's Professionals - 1976 The Dooley Family - 1976 The Million Airs - 1976 Tuxedo Junction - 1978 Rita Remington - 1979 Taco - 1985 Denis King - 1986 Mercedes Ruehl (feat. in the film "Big") - 1988 Asleep At The Wheel - 1988 Barry Manilow - 1994 Also recorded by: Sammy Davis Jr.; Teresa Brewer; Tony Rizzi And Pacific; Larry Elgart & His Manhattan Swing Orch; Johnny Bond; Boston Pops Orchestra; Harry Connick Jr.; Ray Conniff; Bette Midler; Matt Monro; Jimmy Caro; Udo Lindenberg; Xavier Cugat; Stéphane Grappelli; Rick Van Der Linden; Al Russ Orch.; Rune Öfwerman Trio; Ron Russell Band; Harry Roy; Klaus Wunderlich ..... and many, many more. Pardon me boy, is that the chattanooga choo choo Track 29, boy you can give me a shine I can afford to board a 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 blowing eight to the bar Then you know that Tenneesse is not very far Shovel all the coal in, gotta keep it rolling Whoo,Whoo, Chattanooga there you are There's gonna be a certain party at the station All 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! ******************** As performed by GLENN MILLER & HIS ORCH., with Tex Beneke, Paula Kelly and The Modernaires in the film "Sun Valley Serenade": (Hi there, Tex, what you say?) Step aside, pardners, it's my day Lend an ear and listen to my version (Of a really solid Tennessee excursion) Pardon me boys, is that the Chattanooga Choo Choo (Yes, yes, track 29) Boy, you can give me a shine (Can you afford to board the Chattanooga Choo choo?) I 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, nothin' could be finer) (Then you have your ham and eggs in Carolina) When you hear the whistle blowin' eight to the bar Then you know that Tenneesse is not very far (Shovel 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 (Chattanooga, Chattanooga) All aboard (Chattanooga, Chattanooga) Get on board (Chattanooga, Chattanooga) (Chattanooga Choo Choo) Won't you choo choo me home (Chattanooga Choo Choo) ******************** As recorded by THE ANDREWS SISTERS: Hello railroad, is this the railroad I want a one-way ticket down to Tennessee I'm leavin' immediately Chattanooga here I come Pardon me boy, is that the chattanooga choo choo Right on track 29, boy you can give me a shine I can afford to board a Chattanooga Choo choo I've, I've, 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 at the diner, nothing could be finer Then you have your ham and eggs in Carolina When you hear the whistle blowin' eight to the bar Then you know that Tenneesse is not very far Shovel all the coal in, gotta keep it rolling Whoo,Whoo, Chattanooga there you are There's gonna be a certain party at the station In, in 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 Hey there, boy, yes, yes, yes I'm a-comin' back to Tennessee Hey there, boy, yes, yes, yes I want a one-way ticket on the Chattanooga Choo Choo train Hey, pardon me boy, hmm-hmm Is that the Chattanooga Choo Choo Choo Choo Right on track 29, my baby, I'm fine Boy, you can give me a shine, give me a very good shine There's gonna be a certain party at the station All dressed up in satin and lace, oh, what a funny face I used to call funny face, I used to call her just a 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 ******************** TRIVIA: The world's first ever gold record for certified sales of one million copies was presented to Glenn Miller on 10th February 1942 at the CBS Playhouse in New York City for his recording of "Chattanooga Choo Choo". (Contributed by Henry Watkinson - December 2003) (Updated by Mel Priddle - February 2013)

    


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