Down by The Station

Down by the Station is a contemporary nursery rhyme and one of the most popular children’s train songs. The first written account of the song dates back to a 1931 edition of the children’s magazine “Recreation” edited by the National Recreation Association.

The first known recording of “Down by the Station” happened in 1948 by Slim Gaillard and Lee Ricks but the song was made famous by Tommy Dorsey’s version from the same year.

The tune of the song is very similar to the popular French song “Alouette”.

Down by The Station Lyrics

Down by the station
Early in the morning
See the little pufferbellies
All in a row
See the station master
Turn the little handle
Puff, puff, toot, toot
Off we go!

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