The Silverton Song Lyrics

C.W. McCall


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Gerald Casale, John F. Hinkley, Mark Allen Mothersbaugh
album: Track 2 in album Black Bear Road
release date: 1975
popularity : 55 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Pop Rock
length: 2:50

Album Information

label: MGM Records
country(area): United States
format: Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

C.W. McCall Black Bear Road cover art


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She was born one mornin' on a San Juan summer
Back in eighteen and eighty and one
She was a beautiful daughter of the D and R G
And she weighed about a thousand ton

Well, it's a-forty-five mile through the Animas canyon
So they set her on the narra gauge
She drank a whole lot a' water
And she ate a lot of coal
And they called her the Silverton (Silverton train)

Here comes the Silverton, up from Durango
Here comes the Silverton, a-shovelin' coal
Here comes the Silverton, up from the canyon


Track Listing

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Black Bear Road
  • 2 The Silverton
  • 3 Lewis and Clark
  • 4 Oregon Trail
  • 5 Ghost Town
  • 6 Convoy
  • 7 Long Lonesome Road
  • 8 Green River
  • 9 Write Me a Song
  • 10 Mountains on My Mind