Mystery Train Albums Gigs Lyrics Comments

Details

Author
Junior Parker
Original Band
Junior Parker

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Two Halves for the Price of One The Soft Boys Armageddon Records Authorized 1981
The Soft Boys 1976-1981 The Soft Boys Rykodisc Authorized 1993
Rout Of The Clones The Soft Boys Unauthorized 1995

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US May 30, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Berkeley Square Berkeley California US March 19, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn at Sea Isle of Wight England UK August 16, 1997
Robyn Hitchcock Isle of Wight Bus Tour Isle of Wight England UK August 10, 1996
The Soft Boys Powerhaus London England UK October 17, 1992
The Soft Boys Leicester University Leicester England UK November 21, 1978
The Soft Boys Corn Exchange Cambridge England UK January 17, 1994
Robyn Hitchcock Beacon Theatre New York New York US November 15, 1996
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians I-Beam San Francisco California US March 17, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US April 05, 1990
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Starry Night Portland Oregon US March 21, 1986
Robyn Hitchcock Borders Books & Music Chapel Hill North Carolina US November 02, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Green Dragon Hotel Hereford England UK December 21, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock The Grand Ballroom New York New York US April 09, 2008
The Soft Boys The Concorde Brighton England UK January 14, 1994

Comments

"Mystery Train" is a song written and recorded by American blues musician Junior Parker in 1953. Originally performed in the style of a Memphis blues or rhythm and blues tune, it was inspired by earlier songs and later became a popular rockabilly song, as first covered by Elvis Presley, then numerous others.

Lyrics

Train I ride, 16 coaches long
Train I ride, 16 coaches long
Well, that long black train got my baby and gone

Train, train, comin' 'round, 'round the bend
Train, train, comin' 'round the bend
Well, it took my baby, but it never will again, no, not again

Train, train, comin' down, down the line
Train, train, comin' down the line
Well, it's bringin' my baby, 'cause she's mine all, all mine
She's mine, all, all mine

Train, train, comin' 'round, 'round the bend (around and around the bend)
Train, train, comin' 'round, 'round the bend ('round the bend)
Well, it took my baby, but it never will again, it never will again
Woo-woo