Who Sang The Trolley Song? Count Basie

Count Basie Hollywood Basie's Way cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1966
Genre: Jazz Stage & Screen
Style: Big Band/Swing
length: 2:18
engineer: C. Robert Fine
arranger: Chico O’Farrill
alto saxophone: Bobby Plater and Marshall Royal
baritone saxophone: Charlie Fowlkes
bass: Norman Keenan
membranophone: Ed Shaughnessy
guitar: Freddie Green
piano: Count Basie
tenor saxophone: Billy Mitchell and Eric Dixon
trombone: Bill Hughes, Dick Boone, Grover Mitchell and Harlan Floyd
trumpet: Al Aarons, Gene Goe, Sonny Cohn and Harry “Sweets” Edison
Some other versions of "The Trolley Song"

Lyrics
"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

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Secret Love
  • 2 Laura
  • 3 In the Still of the Night
  • 4 A Foggy Day
  • 5 The Shadow of Your Smile
  • 6 The Trolley Song
  • 7 Strangers in the Night
  • 8 A Fine Romance
  • 9 Carioca
  • 10 Hurry Sundown Blues
  • 11 It Might as Well Be Spring
  • 12 Days of Wine and Roses

  • Release information
    label: Command Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin