Chug-a Chug-a Motion Like A Railway Train

steam trainAre you choo choo-ing and chug-chugging along with the rest of us today I wonder? We are! He and me! He is loving SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY!

I am going to admit that when I first saw Jim’s theme for today, I thought there was only one possible song that I could choose for this theme. This is a song that exposes my music roots. It may explain why I have become a karaoke queen and am always keen to jump up on the dancefloor and have fun.

This turns out to be a brilliant theme, and it’s all thanks to Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, who is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: TRAIN SONGS

faveWhen I was a very little girl, the first song I became obsessed with was the Kylie Minogue recording of “The Loco Motion”. I loved that song! A friend of my brother’s recorded it onto a cassette tape for me and taught me the dance moves to The Loco-Motion. Then my Dad bought a Kylie Minogue album for me. I just loved it. Don’t laugh! I was only six or seven at the time! It was my very first favourite song.

When I was over in Australia, I am sure Goldfinch just loved it that everytime I was looking through his music collection and he asked me if there was anything I wanted to listen to, I would always answer, “I’m still wondering where you keep your Kylie Minogue CDs”. He made it quite clear about how he felt about Kylie making an appearance in his music collection! Love him! Not everyone can share the outstanding taste in music that Melody Finch has.

Everybody’s doin’ a brand new dance now
(C’mon baby do the loco-motion)
I know you’ll get to like it
If you give it a chance now
(C’mon baby do the loco-motion)
My little baby sister can do it with ease
It’s easier than learning your a b c’s
So come on, come on,
Do the loco-motion with me

You gotta swing your hips now
Come on baby, jump up, hmmm jump back
Oh well I think you got the knack

Now that you can do it
Let’s make a chain now
(C’mon baby do the loco-motion)
Chug-a chug-a motion like a railway train now
(C’mon baby do the loco-motion)
Do it nice and easy now don’t lose control
A little bit of rhythm and a lot of soul
So come on, come on,
Do the loco-motion with me
You gotta swing your hips now
Come on, come on,
Do the loco-motion with me
Yeah

Chug chug

Move around the floor in a loco-motion
(C’mon baby do the loco-motion)
Do it holding hands if you got the notion
(C’mon baby do the loco-motion)
There’s never been a dance that’s so easy to do
It even makes you happy
When you’re feeling blue
So come on come on do the loco-motion with me
You gotta swing your hips now

Come on, come on,
Do the loco-motion with me
Yeah
Come on, come on,
Do the loco-motion with me
You gotta swing your hips now

Written By: Gerry Goffin and  Carole King

 

14 thoughts on “Chug-a Chug-a Motion Like A Railway Train

  1. I was just thinking about this. The original was done by Little Eva, who was Goffin’s and King’s babysitter, in 1962. Grand Funk Railroad covered it in the ’70’s and Kylie did her cover in the ’80’s, and all of them were Top 10 hits, the only song that’s done that.

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    1. Did you really! Wow Michael Hutchence – I forgot that connection. I am told she is very tiny.
      When I was a little girl I wrote to Jim’ll Fix It to ask if I could meet Kylie. I do not regret that he did not reply to me.

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