On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
Music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Johnny Mercer / arr. Jay Althouse
Alfred Pop Series
Here's one of the great, swingin' "train songs" from the 1940s. Jay's arrangement features a tight, rhythmic "chug-a, chug-a, oo-woo" section straight from the lyricist Johnny Mercer's own hit recording with The Pied Pipers.