1) T'was a dark and stormy night,
Not a star was in sight,
And the north wind come howling down the line.
his sweetheart so dear,
Stood a brave engineer,
With his orders to pull ole number nine.
2) With a tear in her eye,
She kissed him goodbye,
The joy in his heart he could not hide.
And the whole world
As she told him that night,
Tomorrow she'd be his blushing bride.
3) Oh, the wheels hummed a song,
As the train rolled along,
And the black smoke, come a pouring from the stack.
the headlight it gleams,
Seemed to brighten his dreams,
Of tomorrow when she'd be going back.
4) As he rounded a hill,
His brave heart stood still,
A headlight was shine'n in his face.
And he uttered a prayer,
he threw on the air,
He knew he had run his final race.
5) In the wreck he was found,
Lying there on the ground,
He ask them, to raise his weary head.
As his breath slowly
This message he sent,
To the maiden who thought that she'd be wed.
6) There's a little white home,
I bought for our own,
I dreamed we'd be happy bye and bye.
But I'll leave it to
For I know you'll be true,
Till we meet at that golden gate, goodbye.