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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Choo choo, here comes Thursday Theme Song


CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO
- lyrics by Mack Gordon, music by Harry Warren
- video from the movie “Sun Valley Serenade” starring John Payne, Lynn Bari, Milton Berle, Sonja Henie, and Joan Davis 
- vocal by Tex Beneke, and The Modernaires
- dancing by the Nicholas Brothers, and Dorothy Dandridge
(You're going to love this video, watch the second part, it's fantastic! I haven't seen this movie since I was a kid, and it was an old movie then, but I loved it.)


Pardon me, boy
Is that the Chattanooga choo choo?
Track twenty-nine
Boy, you can give me a shine
I can afford
To board the Chattanooga choo choo
I've got my fare
And just a trifle to spare
You leave the Pennsylvania Station 'bout a quarter to four
Read a magazine and then you're in Baltimore
Dinner in the diner
Nothing could be finer
Than to have your ham and eggs in Carolina


(Hams and Eggs photographed by me in Spain, 2008. Poster from Wikipedia.)

Posted for Hootin' Anni's musical meme
Thursday Theme Song 
(It's a very fun meme, you should try it.)
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12 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Well, that one brought back some memories!! What a great one for the day! I love it! Hope you've had a great week so far!

Sylvia

Carola Bartz said...

We used to listen to Glenn Miller in my parents' house - this brought back some lovely memories.

Fran said...

I love Glenn Miller, brings back memories of my lovely grandparents xxx

jabblog said...

I love this song and anything else by Glenn Miller. There's something special about that big band sound.
I shall have to access the clip later - it's not working for me at the moment, which is probably just as well, as I'd get distracted and keep watching clips all morning!!

Ann said...

That's a lot of eggs to make giant om elate.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Believe it or not, we still HAVE some 33 1/3 vinyls AND a few 45's of this era. Including Glenn Miller and other greats of that time. Loved this.

My link for today: Anni's Song

KaHolly said...

Ooh, I love old movies!!

Gattina said...

That's funny ! I know the song very well, but I never understood the words, I didn't speak English at all at that time !

Mara said...

I love Glenn Miller and I have even heard of this song! Brilliant...

Kay said...

I can even hum that melody as soon as I saw the words.

JunieRose2005 said...

:) very nice TTS post!


I have one for this time also!


Junie

Lynette Killam said...

One of my favourite songs to sing along with, Kay! I have Sirius Radio in the car and leave it on Track 4 most of the time...music from the 40s and (sometimes)30s. It's just grand fun.

Of course, I'll be humming this all night long, now...:)

Lynette