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Music & Songs : Transportation > Land

Also See Safety

Down by the Station
added 8-5-98
Original Author Unknown

Down by the station early in the morning,
See the little train cars all in a row.
Listen to the engineer pull the big whistle.
Toot-toot, toot-toot! Off we go!

Choo-choo Train
Choo-choo-choo-choo,
The train puffs down the track.
(Bend arms at elbows and imitate chugging.)
Now it's going forward.
(Chug leaning forward.)
Now it's chugging back.
(Chug arms back to sitting position.)
Now the bell is ringing.
(Imitate ringing clapper of bell.)
Now the whistle blows.
(Imitate pulling chain of train whistle up and down.)
Chugging, chugging, chugging, chugging.
(Move bent arms back and forth.)
Down the track it goes!


The Train added 8-5-98 Original Author Unknown

Choo, choo, choo (slide hands together)
The train runs down the track (run fingers down arm)
And then it runs right back. ( Run fingers up arm.)


This is a Choo Choo Train added 8-5-98 Original Author Unknown

This is a choo choo train (Child becomes a train by squatting)
Puffing down the track (Child does actions that the rhyme states)
Now its going forward, (Child goes forward)
Now its going back. (Child goes back, etc.)
Now the bell is ringing (child pulls make believe bell rope)
What a lot of noise it makes (cover ears and make train noises)
Everywhere it goes. (Children move around the room at random.)


Little Red Caboose added 8-5-98 Original Author Unknown

Little red caboose, Little red caboose,
Little red caboose behind the train, train,
Smoke-stack on his back, Going down the track,
Little red caboose behind the train, train.


The Freight Train added 8-5-98 Original Author Unknown

Clickity, clackity, clickity clack!
The train speeds over the railroad track.
It rolls and rattles and screeches its song
And pulls and jiggles its freight cars along.

Clickity, clackity, clickity, clack!
The engine in front is big and black.
The cars are filled with lots of things
Like milk, or oil, or mattress springs.

Clickity, clackity, clickity, clack!
The engineer waves, and I wave back.
I count the cars as the freight train goes
and the whistle blows and blows....and blows!


Peanut sat on the railroad track added 8-5-98 Original Author Unknown

Sung to: "Polly Wolly Doodle"

Oh, the peanut sat on the railroad track,
His heart was all a flutter.
Along came the 615,
Toot, toot, peanut butter.

Children like to improvise, lemon-lemonade, grapes-jelly, apples-
applesauce, strawberry-berry jam and on, and on, and on.


Train added 9-28-98 Original Author Unknown

Sung to: "Row, Row Your Boat"

Ride, ride, ride the train
Quickly down the track.
Clickety, clickety, clickety clack
When will you be back?


My Bicycle added 4-13-99 Original Author Unknown

One wheel, two wheels, on the ground.
(Form circles with hands.)
My feet push the pedals round and round.
(Roll one hand over the other.)
My hands upon the bar to steer,
(Imitate holding handlebars.)
Watch out, I'm coming, everyone clear!
(Imitate driving bicycle.)


Watching Traffic  added 4-5-01 Original Author Unknown

Sung to: "Frere Jacques"

Watch the cars go, watch the cars go,
Whiz-zing by, whiz-zing by.
Beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep
Beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep,
That's like mine! That's like mine!

Watch the bus go, watch the bus go,
Rolling by, rolling by.
Stop for all the people, stop for all the people.
Get on board! Get in board!

See the trucks go, see the trucks go
Down the street, down the street.
Gas and oil and milk trucks,
Mail and trash and dump trucks,
On their way, on their way.


Windshield Wiper  added 4-5-01 Original Author Unknown

I'm a windshield wiper
(bend arm at elbow with fingers pointing up)
This is how I go
(move arm to left and right, pivoting at elbow)
Back and forth, back and forth
(continue back and forth motion)
In the rain and snow.
(continue back and forth motion)


Car Song...  added 4-13-01 Original Author Unknown

Sung to: "Bingo"

Look at my bright shiny car
I'm driving it today-o.
C - A - R (BEEP! BEEP!)
C - A - R (BEEP! BEEP!) (We put on our seat belts, put the
C - A - R (BEEP! BEEP!) key in the ignition, got gas etc.
I'm driving it today - o!
(Before we sang our song. Then we pretended we were driving and turning the
steering wheel while we sang and of course we BEEPED our horns!)


Traffic Light Song... added 4-13-01 Original Author Unknown

Sung to: "Mary Had A Little Lamb"

Can you see the traffic light,
traffic light, traffic light?
Green means Go and Yellow means Slow, 
and Red means STOP, STOP, STOP!


The Car Song added 4-13-01 Original Author Unknown

Sung to: "When Johnny Comes Marching Home"

We like to travel in our car,
Hurrah, hurrah.
A car can take us near or far,
Hurrah, hurrah.
We buckle up before we go,
Whether we're going fast or slow,
So we'll all be safer while riding in our car!


Bus Song added 10-15-01 Original Author Unknown

Sung to: "Pop Goes the Weasel"

I drive the bus around the town
I stop at every corner
My blinking lights and breaks go on
Swish goes the door
A dollar for a ride around town
A quarter for a transfer
Put your money in the slot,
Swish goes the door


Car, Bus, Van added 1-25-02 Original Author Unknown

Sung to: "
Jingle Bells"

C-A-R, C-A-R that's how you spell car
B-U-S, B-U-S that's how you spell bus
V-A-N, V-A-N that's how you spell van
Transportation helps us, I hope you understand!


The School Bus Comes For Me added 2-10-02 Original Author Unknown

Sung to: “Farmer in the dell”

The school bus comes for me.
The school bus comes for me.
Hey ho, its time to go.
The school bus comes for me.
First we pick up John,
Next we pick up Susie,
Then we pick up ?
Last we pick up ?
Now we are at school.
Now we are at school.
Clap and cheer we're finally here.
Now we are at school.


Drive and Fly  added 2-10-02 Original Author Unknown

Sung to: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”

Drive, drive, drive your car,
Drive down the street
Merrily merrily merrily merrily
Life is such a treat!


The Family Car added 7-9-02 Original Author Unknown

Sometimes I ride in the family car.
The engine jerks so we cannot go far.
Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop!
Pop, pop, pop!  Juggle, jiggle jat!
What is the matter?
Why, the tire is flat! Sssssssssssss!


I'm a Little Red Train added 9-2-02 Original Author Unknown

Sung to:
I'm a Little White Duck"

I'm a little red train
Chugging down the track,
A little red train
Going up and back.
I travel all day
Going round and round,
Taking goods from town to town.
I'm a little red train
Going down the track,
Chug-chug-chug.


This Little Train added 1-27-03 Original Author Unknown

Sung to:
This Old Man"

This little train, painted black
It comes chugging down the track
With a "Choo-choo; Toot-toot"
Hear the whistle blow
this little train goes chugging home.

This little car painted blue
It has seats for me and for you
With a "Choo-choo; Toot-toot"
Hear the whistle blow
this little train goes chugging home.

This little car painted yellow
It shimmies and shakes like a bowl of jello
With a "Choo-choo; Toot-toot"
Hear the whistle blow
this little train goes chugging home.

This little car, painted green
It's the fanciest train car you've ever seen,
With a "Choo-choo; Toot-toot"
Hear the whistle blow
this little train goes chugging home.

This little car; it is grey
It takes you places far away
With a "Choo-choo; Toot-toot"
Hear the whistle blow
this little train goes chugging home.

This caboose; it is red
It will take you home to bed
With a "Choo-choo; Toot-toot"
Hear the whistle blow
this little train goes chugging home.


Car, Car added 3-14-05 Original Author Unknown

Car, car, may I have a ride? (Make fists, thumbs up. One thumb moves as if talking to other.)
Yes, sir; yes, sir; step right inside. (Other thumb talks)
Get in the car, (Put one fist with thumb up onto the other fist)
Turn on the gas. (Move the fist and passenger forward )
Chug - away, chug - away, (Pretend to be holding a steering wheel)
But do not go too fast.


Around! added 9-19-05 Original Author Unknown

Sung to: "
Brother John"

I see red cars,
I see red cars,
On the street,
On the street,
Honking, rolling, speeding,
Honking, rolling, speeding.
All day long,
All day long.

Next verses:
I see taxis…
I see buses…
I see trolleys…


Train added 9-19-05 Original Author Unknown

Sung to: "
The Farmer in the Dell"

The engine chugs along,
The engine chugs along,
Up and down the mountain tracks,
The engine chugs along.

The train goes click, click, click,
The train goes click, click, click,
Straight across the open plain,
The train goes click, click, click!

The whistle goes woo, woo,
The whistle goes woo, woo,
All across the USA,
The whistle goes woo, woo!!


The Engine added 9-19-05 Original Author Unknown

Sung to: "
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Indians"

One little, two little, three little boxcars,
Four little, five little, six little boxcars,
Seven little, eight little, nine little boxcars,
All pulled behind the engine.

One little, two little, three little boxcars,
Four little, five little, six little boxcars,
Seven little, eight little, nine little boxcars,
All in front of the caboose…Toot! Toot!


Drive, Drive, Drive added 9-19-05 Original Author Unknown

Sung to: "
Row, Row, Row Your Boat"

 Drive, drive, drive your car,
 All around the town.
 Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
 Up the hills and down.

 Turn, turn, turn the key,
 Make the engine roar,
 Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
 Let's go to the store.

 Press, press, press the pedal,
 Give the engine gas,
 Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
 Now we're going fast.

 Turn, turn, turn the wheel,
 That is how we steer.
 Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
 Make a turn right here.

 Push, push, push the brake,
 Make the car slow down.
 Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
 Now we are in town.


I'm a Little Sports Car added 9-19-05 Original Author Unknown

I'm a little sports car,
Shiny and yellow.
When I go out driving, (pretend to drive)
I'm a very happy fellow.

When the rain comes down, (flutter fingers downward)
I turn my wipers on, (move arms back and forth)
It's fun to splash through puddles,
All around the town.

When I see a red light,
I stop on a dime. (stop moving)
When I see a green light,
I know it's driving time! (move forward)
Beep!  Beep!


Here is the Engine  added 9-19-05 Original Author Unknown

Here is the engine on the track (hold up thumb)
Here is the coal car, just in back (hold up pointer finger)
Here is the boxcar, to carry freight (hold up middle finger)
Here is the mail car, don't be late! (hold up ring finger)
Way back here at the end of the train (hold up little finger)
Rides the caboose through the sun and the rain.



 

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