Last Train to Clarksville

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Rich Chambers
Words and Music: Boyce & Hart

Story

When I was a small boy, I used to watch reruns of the Monkees TV show.  I loved the show and the songs.  I can even remember discovering an old record copy of the Beatles "A Hard Day's Night" that my mom had kicking around, and wondering who these guys were that were copying the Monkees (Yep, and I really thought the Monkees were playing their instruments on the show too ... how gullible is that? ;-)  My favourite of all the Monkees tunes was "Last Train to Clarksville."  I loved the song then, and I still love it now.  So I figured, "what the heck, I'll cover it."  It was a fun song to record.  I hope you like it.

Lyrics

 

Take the last train to Clarksville
And I'll meet you at the station
You can be there by four thirty
'Cause I made your reservation

Don't be slow, oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!

'Cause I'm leavin' in the morning
And I must see you again
We'll have one more night together
'Til the morning brings my train

And I must go, oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!
And I don't know if I'm ever coming home.

Take the last train to Clarksville
I'll be waiting at the station
We'll have time for coffee flavoured kisses
And a bit of conversation

Oh... Oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!

Take the last train to Clarksville
Now I must hang up the phone
I can't hear you in this noisy railroad station all alone

I'm feelin' low. Oh, no, no, no!
Oh, no, no, no!
And I don't know if I'm ever coming home

Take the last train to Clarksville
Take the last train to Clarksville