“Train Run So Fast”


"Train, train, train, train run so fast, Couldn't see nothing but de trees go past." "Don't tell mama where I'm gone, Cause I'm on my way back home." ""Mister, Misters, I don't want to fight, I got de heart disease, don't feel just right."


This has a good deal in common with Darby and Tarlton's recording "Captain Won't You Let Me Go Home" ("Show Me the Way to Go Home," emphatically not the same as the other Brown fragment, "Show Me the Way to Go Home, Babe"); there is clearly dependence one way or the other. But the recording uses a different stanza form and is all about war service; I tentatively treat them as separate songs. - RBW


  1. BrownIII 466, "Train ... Run So Fast" (1 short text, probably a mixture of several songs)
  2. Roud #11786
  3. BI, Br3466


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1919 (Brown)
Found in: US(SE)