The Silverton Song Lyrics

C.W. McCall

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)

[Chorus]
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


  • credits


    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 : 62 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