Who Sang The Trolley Song? The Dave Brubeck Quartet

The Dave Brubeck Quartet Bossa Nova U.S.A. cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1962-1-3
Genre: Jazz
Style: Contemporary Jazz/Cool Jazz
length: 3:06
producer: Teo Macero
alto saxophone: Paul Desmond
double bass: Eugene Wright
membranophone: Joe Morello
piano: Dave Brubeck
"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 Bossa Nova U.S.A.
  • 2 Vento fresco (Cool Wind)
  • 3 The Trolley Song
  • 4 Theme for June
  • 5 Coracao sensivel (Tender Heart)
  • 6 Irmao amigo (Brother Friend)
  • 7 There'll Be No Tomorrow
  • 8 Cantiga nova swing
  • 9 Lamento
  • 10 This Can't Be Love

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