Gaeilge

The Lightning Express, song / Bridget Quirke, singing in English

Section: Sound Recordings
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The lightning express from the depot so grand
Had started out on its way
All of its passengers gathered on board
Seemed to be happy and gay
But one little chap who sat by himself
Was reading a letter he had
You could easily tell by the look on his face
That the contents of it made him sad

The stern old conductor then started his rounds
Taking tickets from everyone there
Finally reaching the side of the boy
He grumpily demanded his fare
I have no ticket the boy then replied
But I’ll pay you back someday
Then I must put you off at the next stop we make
But he stopped when he heard the boy say

Please Mr. Conductor don’t put me off this train
The best friend I have in this world sir is waiting for me in vain
Expecting to die any moment sir and may not live through the day
I want to reach home and kiss mother goodbye before God takes her away

A girl sitting by was heard to exclaim
If you put him off it’s a shame
Taking his hat a collection she made
The boy’s way was paid on the train
I thank you miss for your kindness to me
You’re welcome she said never fear
Each time the conductor would pass through the car
The boy’s words would ring in his ears

Please Mr. Conductor don’t put me off this train
The best friend I have in this world sir is waiting for me in vain
Expecting to die any moment sir and may not live through the day
I want to reach home and kiss mother goodbye before god takes her away

The Lightning Express, song / Bridget Quirke, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:600-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Bridget Quirke
Title:The Lightning Express [sound recording] / Bridget Quirke, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Ellen Gilllespie's House, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Recording Date:1992
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 3 min.) : digital, stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 211
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Roud Number:7389
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