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"Morningtown Ride" is a lullaby, written and performed by Malvina Reynolds in 1957, and covered by a number of artists. It tells the comforting story of the journey through nighttime made by all the "little travellers" (children), on board a train, with the Sandman as guard.

Raffi sang this song on his 1980 album  Baby Beluga (Rounder).

Lyrics

Train whistle blowing
Makes a sleepy noise
Underneath their blankets
Go all the girls and boys
Heading from the station
Out along the bay
All bound for Morningtown
Many miles away

Sarah's at the engine
Tony rings the bell
John swings a lantern
To show that all is well
Rock-n-roll and riding
Out along the bay
All bound for Morningtown
Many miles away

[Harmonica solo]

Maybe it is raining
Where our train will ride
But all the little travelers
Are snug and warm inside
Somewhere there is sunshine
Somewhere there is day
Somewhere there is Morningtown
Many miles away

[Harmonica outro]

Song Credits

Written by Malvina Reynolds, published by Amadeo Music.
Bucky-drums
Dennis-bass
Ken Whiteley-piano
Dick-bongos, percussion
Chris-harmonica
Raffi-guitar, vocals

Video

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Morningtown Ride

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