Frankfort Special

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Words & Music: Sid Wayne/ Sherman Edwards
Is this train the Frankfort Special
Now ain’t this outfit something special
Well, we heard rumors from the bases
Frankfort girls got pretty faces

Go, Special go. Blow whistle, blow
Frankfort Special’s got a special way to go
Whao - oh - oh

Now when we get to our headquarters
We’ll be good boys and follow orders
Now don’t take girls from one another
No! No! No! No! No!
We’ll treat a sailor like a brother

Go, Special go. Blow whistle, blow
Frankfort Special’s got a special way to go
Whao - oh - oh
Round wheels singin’ on a long flat track
Boiler bustin’ to blow its stack
Towns and villages flyin’ by
Farewell frauleins, don’t you cry
You’ll soon get another G.I.

Come on, train, and get the lead out
Well, one more day we gotta sweat out
Frantic frauleins at the station
They’re ready for a celebration

Go, Special go. Blow whistle, blow
Frankfort Special’s got a special way to go

Go, Special go. Blow whistle, blow
Frankfort Special’s got a special way to go
Whao - oh - oh

Come on, train, and get the lead out
Well, one more day we gotta sweat out
Frantic frauleins at the station
They’re ready for a celebration

Go, Special go. Blow whistle, blow
Frankfort Special’s got a special way to go
Whao - oh - oh
Whao - oh
Whao - oh, whao - oh, whao - oh, whao - oh, whao - oh,
Whao - oh, whao - oh, whao - oh
Recorded: 1960/05/06, first released on G.I. Blues

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TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2014report abuse
The writer misspelled the song title!! Should be FRANKFURT SPECIAL (as in Frankfurt, Germany) . . .
not Frankfort (as in Frankfort, Kentucky).

Other than the misspelling, I like the song a lot.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 5, 2013report abuse
G.I. Blues was a very strong soundtrack album with nearly every song a winner in my book. This track moves along with joyous energy and gusto but is possibly surpassed by the very fast and crazily frantic take 13 - 4 stars from me.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 6, 2013report abuse
Especially the fast version is great. A hint of Mystery Train can be heard. Best song from GI Blues.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 11, 2011report abuse
Watered down Hollywood version of "Mystery Train". Of note: "Frankfort special" and "Mystery Train", mix well together !
In the DJ world thats called "BPMS". Frankfort Special is a fun movie song, that works nicely in the movie.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 10, 2011report abuse
This song always seemed to me like rock and roll meets Broadway. Sounds like a show tune but with a rock and roll beat. I like it. GI Blues as a whole was one of the better 60's soundtracks along with Viva Las Vegas and I can still actually sit through the whole album. . The others, I cant listen to anymore except on a best of movies compilation.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 10, 2011report abuse
Not the greatest song, but a fun one to hear. It beats a lot of the movie songs that were to follow.
marco31768 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 10, 2011report abuse
A pretty song: fit for this soundtrack.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 9, 2010report abuse
This is a fun and energetic track from Elvis' 5th movie "G.I. Blues". The scene in the movie where Elvis sings this song riding the train is a great one and on vinyl the track is entertaining. 3 1/2 stars.
OtisBlue22 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 9, 2009report abuse
Did somebody say "Mystery Train"?
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2009report abuse
Fun, especially the 5th gear version, but not great song.

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