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sexta-feira, 27 de abril de 2012

Chuck Berry - Downbound Train





Downbound Train 
Chuck Berry

A stranger lying on a bar room floor 
Had drank so much he could drink no more, 
So he fell asleep with a troubled brain 
To dream that he rode on that down bound train. 

The engine with blood was sweaty and damp 
And brilliantly lit with a brimstone lamp, 
And imps for fuel was shovelling bones 
While the furnace rang with a thousand groans. 

The boiler was filled with lots of beer 
The devil himself was the engineer, 
The passengers were most a motley crew, 
Some were foreigners and others he knew. 
Rich men and lost beggars in rags 
Handsome young ladies and wicked old hags. 

As the train rushed on at a terrible pace 
Sulphuric fumes scorched their hands and face, 
Wider and wider the country grew 
Faster and faster the engine flew, 
Louder and louder the thunder crashed 
Brighter and brighter the lighting flashed, 

Hotter and hotter the air became 
Till their clothes were burned with each quivering refrain. 
Then out of the din there came a yell 
Ha ha said the devil we're nearing home, 

Oh how the passengers shrieked with pain 
They go to Satan with this down bound train. 

The stranger awoke with an anguished cry 
His clothes wet with sweat and his hair standing high, 
He fell on his knees on the bar room floor 
And prayed a prayer like never before. 

And the prayers and vows were not in vain 
For he never rode that down bound train.