Jenny Dreamed of Trains Lyrics

John Denver


publisher: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
writers: Vincent Grant Gill, Guy Clark
album: Track 1 in album All Aboard!
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length: 4:39

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When Jenny was a little girl she only dreamed of trains
She never played with dolls or lacy kinds of things
Jenny counted boxcars instead of countin' sheep
She could go anywhere when she went to sleep

All she ever talked about was gettin' on to ride
She was livin' in another time you could see it in her eyes
Everyday after school she'd head don't to the tracks
Waitin' for the train that was never comin' back

Jenny dreamed of trains
When the nighttime came
Nobody knew how she made it come true
Jenny dreamed of trains

The depot's been boarded up, the rails have turned to rust
There hasn't been a train through here since the mill went bust
No one believed her when she said she heard the train
Said she was just a little girl actin' kinda strange

Jenny dreamed of trains
When the nighttime came
Nobody knew how she made it come true
Jenny dreamed of trains

Jenny laid a penny on the track one day
In God we trust she walked away
The very next mornin' all that she could find
Was a little piece of copper squashed flatter than a dime

Nobody knew how she made it come true
Jenny dreamed of trains

Track Listing

  • 1 Jenny Dreamed of Trains
  • 2 Freight Train Boogie / Choo Choo Ch'boogie
  • 3 Steel Rails
  • 4 Waiting for a Train
  • 5 I've Been Working on the Railroad
  • 6 On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe
  • 7 Old Train
  • 8 Daddy, What's a Train?
  • 9 The Little Engine That Could
  • 10 Last Train Done Gone Down
  • 11 Last Hobo
  • 12 People Get Ready
  • 13 Lining Track
  • 14 City of New Orleans
  • 15 Jesse Dreamed of Trains (For Jesse Belle)