Since I've been courting Matilda Ann
I try to amuse her the best way I can
Sometimes for instance I take her with me
And count all the gravestones in our cemetery
Then if we feel like a bit of excitement
Our way to the station we wend
We find a seat up on number three platform
And sit there for hours on end.

Chorus: Watching the trains come in
Watching the trains come in
We sit and stroke each other's hand
As only lovers understand
Watching the trains come in
Hearing the porter shout
And when we have watched all the trains come in
We watch all the trains go out.

You'd be surprised at the time, no doubt
A feller can spend watching trains in and out
I spend some time there with my lady friend
To tell you the truth that's all I've got to spend
We should look strange though' if through this excitement
A blood vessel one of us broke
Still, it's quite harmless, when all said and done
It's a pass-time that ends up in smoke.

Written and composed by Frank Leo - 1916
Performed by Jack Pleasants (1874-1924)
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