Who Sang The Trolley Song? Booker Ervin

Booker Ervin Down in the Dumps cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1986
length: 2:21
producer: Tom Wilson
tenor saxophone: Booker Ervin
bass: George Tucker
membranophone: Al Harewood
piano: Nat Phipps
trumpet: Eddie Howell
vocal: Barbara Long
Some other versions of "The Trolley Song"

"Clang, clang, clang" went the trolley
"Ding, ding, ding" went the bell
"Zing, zing, zing" went my heartstrings
For the moment I saw him I fell

"Chug, chug, chug" went the motor
"Bump, bump, bump" went the brake
"Thump, thump, thump" went my heartstrings
When he smiled, I could feel the car shake

He tipped his hat, and took a seat
He said he hoped he hadn't stepped upon my feet
He asked my name I held my breath
I couldn't speak because he scared me half to death

"Buzz, buzz, buzz" went the buzzer
"Plop, plop, plop" went the wheels
"Stop, stop, stop" went my heartstrings
As he started to leave I took hold of his sleeve with my hand

And as if it were planned
He stayed on with me and it was grand
Just to stand with his hand holding mine
All the way to the end of the line

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Down in the Dumps
  • 2 Well, Well
  • 3 Mister Wiggles
  • 4 When You're Smilin'
  • 5 Dee da Do
  • 6 You Don't Know What Love Is
  • 7 Autumn Leaves
  • 8 The Trolley Song

  • Release information
    label: Savoy Jazz
    country(area): Europe
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 0035627082610
    script: Latin