Here Comes The Freedom Train    (1976)

All aboard America, here comes the freedom train
All aboard America, here comes the freedom train

The freedom train is rolling down two hundred years of track
Two hundred years of glory never to turn back
The train is called America, your ticket is a dream
That lead the torch of freedom for all the world to see

She left the station in Lexington in 1776
And rode to Philadelphia where the Liberty Bell was fixed
George Washington was the engineer, John Adams shoveled coal
Ben Franklin punched the tickets, Tom Jefferson added soul

All aboard America here comes the freedom train
All aboard America here comes the freedom train

She rode to New Orleans for the battle of 1812
With old Hickory at the throttle she drove the British out
The freedom train's a fine train the toughest the world has seen
Her whistle blows for liberty with a mighty head of steam

Wheels board to sweaty Pittsburgh, rolled across the Mississipp'
From Texas to Missouri for one real exciting trip
Then bang the track was broken, smashed by a cannonball
That blue and grey divided, will the nation stand or fall?

All aboard America here comes the freedom train
All aboard America here comes the freedom train

Then Honest Abe stepped into the cab and the wheels began to roll
The freedom train must never stop, the Republic never fold
To the bloody fields of Gettysburg, the tears shown in his eyes
As he drove the train with fury, the freedom train survived

Again the train rode westward to California shores
To the deserts and the prairies even stronger than before
From Atlantic to Pacific she rode the rails with pride
She traveled the track to glory with the good Lord on her side

All aboard America here comes the freedom train
All aboard America here comes the freedom train

There's much more to this story, like Wilson and Roosevelt
They left the train to Truman who stoked it mighty well
Then of Dwight D. Eisenhower and LBJ we sing
Two brothers known as Kennedy and Martin Luther King

And still the train rolls forward over history's rugged trail
Strengthened by the journey and the land beneath her rail
And you and I roll along and stroke the freedom fire
For we stand tall Americans all, no honor can be higher

All aboard America here comes the freedom train
All aboard America here comes the freedom train

Lyrics by Stephen H. Lemberg.
Recorded by Merle Haggard and The Strangers; Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton.


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