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Union Train, song lyrics

Song: Union Train a' Comin'
Lyrics: Lee Hays(1)

Music: adapted from "The Old Ship of Zion"
Year: 1941
Genre: Gospel
Country: USA


Oh, what is that I see yonder coming, coming, coming?
Oh, what is that I see yonder coming, coming, coming?
What is that I see yonder coming, coming, coming?
Get on board! Get on board!
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It's that union train a-coming, coming, coming.
It's that union train a-coming, coming, coming.
It's that union train a-coming, coming, coming.
Get on board! Get on board!

It has saved a-many a thousand, thousand, thousand.
It has saved a-many a thousand, thousand, thousand.
It has saved a-many a thousand, thousand, thousand.
Get on board! Get on board!
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It will carry us to freedom, freedom, freedom.
It will carry us to freedom, freedom, freedom.
It will carry us to freedom, freedom, freedom.
Get on board! Get on board!

What is that I see yonder coming, coming, coming?
What is that I see yonder coming, coming, coming?
What is that I see yonder coming, coming, coming?
Get on board! Get on board!

Oh, what is that I see yonder coming, coming, coming?
Oh, what is that I see yonder coming, coming, coming?
What is that I see yonder coming, coming, coming?
Get on board! Get on board!

It's that union train a-coming, coming, coming.
It's that union train a-coming, coming, coming.
It's that union train a-coming, coming, coming.
Get on board! Get on board!


Notes:

1 - Lee Hays, was a member of the Almanac Singers.

2 - The Guide to United States Popular Culture says this song was "A product of the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union", p.28, 2001 book by Ray Broadus Browne and Pat Browne, ISBN-10: 0879728213, ISBN-13: 978-0879728212.