Song: Mystery Train

Band: The Band
Composed By: Junior Parker, Robbie Robertson, Sam Phillips

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Mystery Train - as performed by The Band on their Moondog Matinee album

Transcribed by Alan Bataille



    


Levon's drums mimic the chugging of a steam engine




    


Verse 1
E       A                    E

Train I ride sixteen coaches long
E       A                    E

Train I ride sixteen coaches long
          B7               A               E

Well that long black train got my baby and gone


Chorus
E     A                         E

Train train  rollin' around the bend
E     A                         E

Train train, rollin' around the bend
        B7           A             E

Well it took my baby away from me again


Verse 2
E

I come down to the station meet my baby at the gate
E

Asked the station master if the train's runnin' late
E

He said it's still a-waitin' on the four forty four
E

I hate to tell you son that train don't stop here anymore


Chorus
E     A                             E

Train train  rollin' down  down the line
E     A                       E

Train train  rollin' down the line
E       B7                              E

Well it took my baby and left poor me behind


Instrumental (mimics chorus)
E     A                             E

E     A                             E

E       B7        A                     E


Bridge
E

Heard that whistle blowin' was the middle of the night
E

When I got down to the station the train was pullin' out of sight


Chorus
E       A                       E

Mystery train  smokin' down the track
E       A                       E

Mystery train  smokin' down the track
       B7                  A                  E

Well I don't want no ride  just bring my baby back


Instrumental Outtake

Long jam on E to the end

View Just Lyrics...

Train arrive 16 coaches long
Train arrive 16 coaches long
Well that long black train
Got my baby and gone

Train train rolling round the bend
Train train rolling round the bend
Well it took my baby
Away from me again

Come down to the station
Meet my baby at the gate
Asked the station master
If the train's running late
He said "if you're a-waiting
On the 444
I hate to tell you son
That train don't stop here anymore"

Train train rolling down down the line
Train train rolling down the line
Well it took my baby
And left poor me behind

Heard that whistle blowing
It was the middle of the night
When i got down to the station
The train was pulling out of sight

Mystery train smoking down the track
Mystery train smoking down the track
Well i don't want no ride
Just bring my baby back

View Albums that This Song Appears On...

  • Moondog Matinee

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: EMI Music Distribution Song Duration on Album: 5:40 Album Duration: 35:46

    Release Date: October 15, 1973

    Moods: Nostalgic, Amiable/Good-Natured, Autumnal, Bittersweet, Literate, Organic, Playful, Poignant, Reverent, Rollicking

    Styles: Country-Rock, Rock & Roll, Singer/Songwriter, Album Rock

  • The Last Waltz

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Rhino / Warner Bros. Song Duration on Album: 5:04 Album Duration: 02:14:06

    Release Date: April 7, 1978

    Moods: Dramatic, Amiable/Good-Natured, Poignant, Rollicking, Bittersweet, Literate, Organic, Playful, Autumnal

    Styles: Country-Rock, Rock & Roll, Singer/Songwriter, Album Rock

  • Anthology

    Label: Capitol

    Release Date: 1978

    Moods: Amiable/Good-Natured, Autumnal, Bittersweet, Earthy, Freewheeling, Humorous, Literate, Organic, Plaintive, Playful, Poignant, Quirky, Ramshackle, Reflective, Rollicking, Rousing, Rustic, Searching, Warm, Wistful, Yearning

    Styles: Country-Rock, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic/Garage, Rock & Roll, Album Rock, Singer/Songwriter

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