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Performer: Ricky Nelson
Album: Ricky Sings Spirituals (1960)
Words and Music: Baker Knight

Glory Train                                                     

CHORUS
C                                                                G
I want to ride that glory train; I want to ride, ride, ride that glory train
        C                    F
Yes, all I want to do, when my life on earth is through
   C                 G               C
Is to get aboard and ride that glory train

C                                             F                 C                         
Ah, there's a railroad train that's leavin'; just rolling down the track
C                                          G
And the passengers aboard it, boy, they're never coming back
        C                                   F               C
It's a glory train that's leaving; It's the train I long to ride
C                                         G            C
To that home way up in heaven where God's children all abide

CHORUS 
C                               F                 C
Hear the thunder of engine; Get aboard her if you can
C                                 G
For the final destination is that far-off promised land
          C                         F               C
Where the Master will be waiting in His home way up above
C                                             G             C
Just to fill our hearts with gladness and His great eternal love

CHORUS 

C                                        F                C
When you get down to the station and the train's about to leave
C                                    G
You be sure to have a ticket, if you really do believe
         C                           F               C
That the Master's waiting for you in His home way up above
C                                             G             C
Just to fill our hearts with gladness and His great eternal love

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