Posted on the Second To None messageboard is a posting on a new song on the latest Stray Cats CD about Elvis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. The song is titled " Mystery Train Kept A Rollin'" and the music should be very similar to the original song "Mystery Train" with many of the same guitar riffs.
The song will be available on DVD with new Stray Ctas live shows from Brixton - London 2004.
Here are the lyrics:
Well the train pulled in the station 'bout 1955
I'd never been to Memphis, but oh man alive
The town was really buzzin' 'bout this cat from Tennessee
The boy who shook his hips was such a shocking sight to see
He was a devil, don't cha know, this greasy cat from Tupelo
Sit right back you rockin' cats, just enjoy the show.
Yeah I heard the whistle blowin', but it was so much more than that
There was a guitar and a singer and this big bass they would slap
I saw my town a passin' and I waved goodbye
Cuz that Mystery Train done hooked me like old bourbon, whiskey and rye.
(Mystery train kept a rollin') Elvis Presley lead the way
(Mystery train kept a rollin') Johnny Cash was shovelin' coal
(Mystery train kept a rollin') Jerry Lee he was the brake man
(Mystery train kept a rollin') Mr. Phillips ran the show
Carl Perkins punched my ticket, well this train don't ever stop
Just hang around and listen boy, we'll show you how to rock.
I went to Mr. Perkins, this train sure rollin' fast
Well kid if you can't hold on, you ain't never gonna last
I told the man in black to shovel a little more coal
I went and grabbed my guitar and yelled teach me how to rock and roll
CHORUS (see above)
Cuz I knew I's on a ride that would take me to the top
Mystery Train kept a rollin' and it never gonna stop
The train it hit a tunnel, everything got dark as night
Elvis whispered in my ear, it's gettin' rough so hold on tight
The steamin' locomotive, man we almost jumped the track
Roy Orbison stood up and sang we ain't never turnin' back.....
I said hey Roy, hey Johnny, hey Jerry Lee, well now I really see
Well thank you for the ticket, but I don't want the fame
I just wanna ride on this big old Mystery Train....(Yeah!)
Get on board...