Stray Cats – Mystery Train Kept A Rollin’ lyrics

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MYSTERY TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN’
(2004 new studio recording included in “Rumble In Brixton”)

Well, the train pulled in the station about 1955
I’ve never been to Memphis but oh, man alive
The town was really buzzin’ about this cat from Tennessee
The boy who shook his hips was such a shocking sight to see
He was a devil don’t you know, this greasy cat from Tupelo
Sight right back you rockin’ cats and just enjoy the show

Yeah, I heard the whistle blowin’ but it was so much more than than
There was a guitar and a singer and this big bass they would slap
I saw my town a-passin’ and I waved goodbye
‘Cause that mystery train done hooked me like old burbon whiskey and rye

Yeah, mystery train kept a rollin’ – Elvis Presley led the way
Mystery train kept a rollin’ – Johnny Cash was shovelin’ coal
Mystery train kept a rollin’ – Jerry Lee was the brake man
Mystery train kept a rollin’ – Mr Phillips ran the show
Carl Perkins punched my ticked
Well, this train don’t ever stop
Just hang around and listen boy
We’ll show you how to rock

I went to Mr Perkins, this train’s sure rollin’ fast
Well, kid if you can’t hold on you ain’t never gonna last
I told the man in black to shovel a little more coal
I went and grabbed my guitar and yelled, teach me how to rock and roll

Yeah, mystery train kept a rollin’ – Elvis Presley led the way
Mystery train kept a rollin’ – Johnny Cash was shovelin’ coal
Mystery train kept a rollin’ – Jerry Lee was the brake man
Mystery train kept a rollin’ – Mr Phillips ran the show
Carl Perkins punched my ticked
Well, this train don’t ever stop
Just hang around and listen boy
We’ll show you how to rock

All right now, take it down a notch
Take it down one more notch now

‘Cause I knew I was on a ride that would take me to the top
Mystery train kept a rollin’ and ain’t never gonna stop it
The train hit a tunnel, everything got dark as night
Elvis whispered in my ear, it’s gettin’ rough so hold on tight
This steaming locomotive, man we almost jumped the track
Roy Orbison stood up and said, we ain’t never turnin’ back

I say, hey Roy, hey Johnny, hey Jerry Lee
Well, now I really see, well thank you for the ticket
But I don’t want the fame
I just wanna ride on this big old mystery train

Mystery train’ kept a rollin’ all night long
Mystery train’ kept a rollin’ all night long