Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Downbound Train

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

"Downbound Train", by Chuck Barry, was released in December 1955 as the B Side of "No Money Down."

I just love this song. I don't know why. Maybe it is because the stranger learns his lesson about lager beer. The video is pretty cool too...


  1. How is it possible I have never heard this Chuck Berry song!? Awesome. Thanks, Doc.

  2. Hmm, I still prefer Bruce's "Downbound Train."

  3. I had never heard this before, but I am no musical aficionado.


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