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Jesse Fuller
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Jesse Fuller
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Once upon a time there was an engineer
Drove a locomotive both far and near
Accompanied by a monkey who would sit on a stool
Watching everything the engineer would move

One day the engineer wanted a bite to eat
He left the monkey sitting on the driver's seat
The monkey pulled the throttle, locomotive jumped the gun
Doing ninety miles an hour down the mainline run

Big locomotive right on time
Big locomotive coming down the line
Big locomotive number ninety nine
Left the engineer with a worried mind

The engineer called up the despatcher on the phone
Tell him all about his locomotive was gone
Get on the wire, switch operator to right
'Cause the monkey's got the mainline sewed up tight

Switch operator got the message in time
Said there's a northbound train on the same mainline
Open up the switch, I'm gonna let it through the hole
'Cause the monkey's got the locomotive under control

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    Once upon a time there was an engineer
    Drove a locomotive both far and near
    Accompanied by a monkey who would sit on a stool
    Watching everything the engineer would move

    One day the engineer wanted a bite to eat
    He left the monkey sitting on the driver's seat
    The monkey pulled the throttle, locomotive jumped the gun
    Doing ninety miles an hour down the mainline run

    Big locomotive right on time
    Big locomotive coming down the line
    Big locomotive number ninety nine
    Left the engineer with a worried mind

    The engineer called up the despatcher on the phone
    Tell him all about his locomotive was gone
    Get on the wire, switch operator to right
    'Cause the monkey's got the mainline sewed up tight

    Switch operator got the message in time
    Said there's a northbound train on the same mainline
    Open up the switch, I'm gonna let it through the hole
    'Cause the monkey's got the locomotive under control