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Engine, Engine Number 9, a Classic Train Song from Family Garden Trains™
Roger Miller wrote this song for his Third Time Out album. It's related to a children's poem that is often recited while jump-roping.
Engine, Engine, number 9
Miller's best-known song was probably "King of the Road," about a hobo who knows how to live cheap and how to get around the country free. The narrator of this song is much less confident.
Engine, engine number nine
MP3s from AmazonBecause this song is still under copyright, I can't legally post the whole song or the sheet music for it. However, you can sample the song and or download the whole song from Amazon.
The point of this section and the You-Tube Link section below is to give you a sense of how various artists attack this song. If you like one of the clips in this section, it doesn't cost that much to download it.
When I started these pages, I set up a bunch of little widgets here that would let you play clips right on the Amazon site without leaving the page. But every time a publisher changed the product number of the album they linked to, the widget would break and something silly would show up in the links instead. So I've changed things so the clips will play regardless, and if you like what you hear, the orange button should take you to that song's page on Amazon. If it doesn't you can always search the "Digital Downloads" section by the artist and song name, and chances are you'll find wherever the publisher has moved it this time. Sorry for any confusion.
More Sound Clips of This SongAmazon has a few more sound clips of this song by other artists. But these come and go. I've listed the artists you can click to directly, but if a link has gone away, you can search for "Engine, Engine Number Nine" in the Amazon search box. Just be aware that there is a Wilson Pickett song of the same name and countless takes on the original children's poem, many set to music.
You-Tube Videos of This SongOn some of the older pages, I have the You-Tube videos embedded in the page, but the You-Tube software keeps changing and something that worked a few weeks ago won't work now. So now, I just have links to the You-Tube pages. Sorry for any inconvenience.
The first "video" below is actually just a sound tracks with lyrics. The second one is by Carl Perkins, who wrote "Blue Suede Shoes" and always brought something extra to the guitar parts of his songs. I HIGHLY recommend seeing it all the way through.
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