Who Sang That Train Is Gone? Chuck Willis

Chuck Willis King of the Stroll cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1958
Genre: Blues
Style: Rhythm & Blues
length: 2:50
producer: Jerry Wexler and Ahmet Ertegun
trombone: Frank Saracco
piano: Howard Biggs
bass: Milt Hinton
drums (drum set): Panama Francis
alto saxophone: Romeo Penque
guitar: Allen Hanlon and Al Caiola
tenor saxophone: Budd Johnson
trumpet: James Harris and Jimmy Nottingham
vocal: Chuck Willis
Well, when I got home this mornin',
A letter was waiting for me.
And it read, "I'm leavin' you, darlin',
My train leaves town at three."
And that train has gone.
Oh, yes, that train has gone.
I belive that train has gone.
That's the train my baby was on.

I ran all way to the station,
Up to the gate.
The conductor grabbed me by my hand,
Said, "Son, it's too late.
The train just left."
It left me all by myself.
Oh, yes, that train has gone.
That's the train my baby was on.

I never will forget that train whistle,
As I stood there in the rain.
And it sound as if it was tellin' me,
You are the one to blame.

I should have tol' her I love her,
But I thought she already knew.
I don't know where to write her,
What am I goin' to do?
And that train has gone.
Oh, yes, that train has gone.
I belive that train has gone.
That's the train my baby was on.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Betty and Dupree
  • 2 That Train Is Gone
  • 3 Love Me Cherry
  • 4 Juanita
  • 5 It's Too Late
  • 6 C.C. Rider
  • 7 My Life
  • 8 Whatcha Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You
  • 9 Kansas City Woman
  • 10 There's Got to Be a Way
  • 11 Ease the Pain
  • 12 Thunder and Lightning
  • 13 My Crying Eyes