On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe

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«On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe»
Judy Garland The Harvey Girls MGM Publicity still.jpeg
Canción de Judy Garland
Publicación 1946
Compositor Harry Warren
Letrista Johnny Mercer

Buttons and Bows es una canción del año 1947 con música del compositor estadounidense Harry Warren y letra de Johnny Mercer para la película del año siguiente The Harvey Girls, ganadora del premio Óscar a la mejor canción original de dicho año.[1][2]​ En la película está interpretada por Judy Garland, con acompañamientos de Ben Carter, Marjorie Main, Virginia O'Brien y Ray Bolger.

Contexto[editar]

La canción hace referencia a la línea ferroviaria Ferrovía Atchison, Topeka y Santa Fe, una de las más amplias de Estados Unidos.

Letra[editar]

What a lovely trip,

I'm feeling so fresh an alive, and I'm so glad to arrive, it's all so grand. It's easy to see, you don't need a palace, to feel like Alice, in wonderland.

Back in Ohio, where I come from, I've done a lot of dreamin an I've traveled some, but I never thought I'd see the day, When I ever took a ride on The Santa Fe. (Wanna take a ride on The Santa Fe).

I would lean across my window sill, and hear the whistle echoin across the hill, then I'd watch the lights, till they fade away, on the Atchison, Topeka, and The Santa Fe.

What a thrill, (What a great big wonderful thrill). With the wheels a singin westward ho, right from the day I heard them start. Cross the Kansas plains from New Mexico, I guess I've got a little gypsy in my heart.

When I'm old and gray and settled down, if I ever get a chance to sneak away from town, then I'll spend my busmen's holiday, on The Atchison, Topeka, and The Santa Fe.

(All aboard)! All aboard! (We came across the country, lickedy spilt). Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo. I can't believe I'm here at last. Ooooooooooooooo, ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo. I can't believe that anything could go so fast. Then you pull that throttle whistle blows, A huffin and a puffin and a way she goes. All aboard for Calaforn-i-a. On The Atchison, On The Atchison, Topeka, On The Atchison, Topeka, and,

On The Atchison, Topeka, and The Santa Fe.[3]

Referencias[editar]

  1. Óscar a la mejor canción original de 1946 The Guardian. Consultado el 5 de mayo de 2018.
  2. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. Letra MetroLyrics. Consultado el 10 de mayo de 2018

Enlaces externos[editar]


Predecesora:
It Might as Well Be Spring
de State Fair
Óscar a la mejor canción original
1946
Sucesora:
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
de Song of the South