the song
title : Mystery train
written by : Junior Parker and Sam Phillips
song copyright : © 19xx? Carlin Music Corporation

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader lead vocal, backing vocal, vocal percussion, body percussion
music
key : E flat major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 133
form : V V V V
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Mystery train

train arrive, sixty minutes gone
whoo-ooh train arrive, sixty minutes gone {chick-a-}
well I ain’t seen my baby, he’s been gone so long, yeah {ch-chick-a-boom}

mmmm-hmmm going down the track {chick-a-boom, chick-a-boom}
freight train going down the track
oh bring back my baby, he ain’t coming back

train arrive, sixty minutes gone
whoo-ooh train arrive, sixty minutes gone {whoo}
oh bring back my baby, he’s been gone so long {[…]}

freight train going down the track
mmm, freight train going down the track
oh-ah, bring back my baby, he ain’t coming back
{whoo-uh-ooh}


the recording
personnel
produced by : Fairground Attraction and Kevin Moloney
recorded by : Kevin Moloney at Chipping Norton Studios – 1988-01
mixed by : Kevin Moloney at ?
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
track timing : 1:40
song timing : m:ss
released on
single : Perfect CD, 12" track 4
album : Ay fond kiss track 6
album : Perfect : the best of Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 10