I'd been busy in the luggage van! Skimbleshanks, the railway cat. Stanza 1 – The Night Mail There’s a whisper down the line at 11.39 For Skimbleshanks will help them to get out [SKIMBLESHANKS] I will watch without winking And I'll see what you are thinking And it's certain that I wouldn't approve Of hilarity and riot So the folk are very quiet When Skimble is about and on the move [COMPANY & SKIMBLESHANKS] You can play no pranks with Skimbleshanks I'm a Cat that cannot be ignored! And it's certain that he didn't approve "Do you like your morning tea... Old Deuteronomy: Skimbleshanks, Old Deuteronomy & Jemima: The Railway Cat, Chorus: The Cat of the railway train! From the driver and the guards Where I met the stationmaster with elation! He is however not exclusively based on that line, as he has visited Dumfries on the Glasgow South Western Line, then terminating at the now defunct Glasgow St Enoch; but he spends most of his time on the West Coast Main Line, allowing him to visit stations such as Crewe, Carlisle, and the former Gallowgate station. They all could reflect it was very nice And would ask you very brightly: Every now and then I'd have a cup of tea. [COMPANY] To know that they wouldn't be bothered by mice For unless he's very nimble Bustopher Jones is … [SKIMBLESHANKS] Saying, "Skimble, where is Skimble? Which says "I'll see you again!" The Cat of the Railway Train. And a crank to shut the window should you sneeze Skimbleshanks the Railway cat, the cat of the railway train There's a whisper down the line at eleven thirty - nine When the night mail's ready to depart Saying, "Skimble, where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble We must find him or the train can't start" All the guards and all … While I was busy keeping up the watch I was always fresh and bright. To the bagmen playing cards It was very pleasant Of the Sleeping Car Express Cats (musical) Skimbleshanks The Railway Cat lyrics: Skimbleshanks the railway cat / The cat of the railway train / There's... Deutsch English Español Français Hungarian Italiano Nederlands Polski Português (Brasil) Română Svenska Türkçe Ελληνικά Български Русский Српски العربية فارسی 日本語 … On the Midnight Mail The Cat of the Railway Train! They'd be off at last At the beginning of the song Skimbleshanks is seen sleeping at the back of the stage before the company rouse him to come and sing. From the driver and the guards [SKIMBLESHANKS] You could play no pranks with Skimbleshanks When they crept into their cozy berths and pulled up the counterpane skimbleshanks the railway cat by T.S. Skimbleshank's The Railway Cat Lyrics, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Skimbleshanks the Railway cat, the cat of the railway train ... Skimbleshank's The Railway Cat Lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber. You could make it dark or bright Skimbleshanks, the Railway Cat Of hilarity and riot And he gives you a wave of his long brown tail We must find him or the train can't start." Down the corridor he paces We must find him or the train can't start", All the guards and all the porters Match These Taylor Swift Songs to Her Ex-Boyfriends, NEW SONG: AC/DC - "Shot In The Dark" - LYRICS, HOT SONG: 21 Savage x Metro Boomin - "My Dawg​" - LYRICS, NEW SONG: Rod Wave - POP SMOKE - "MOOD SWINGS" ft. Lil Tjay - LYRICS, 23 Boy Band Slow Jams That Made You Believe In Love, NEW SONG: Shawn Mendes - "Wonder" - LYRICS, 27 Best Ever Songs From Movie Soundtracks. Of the Northern Hemisphere! Some productions however, portray him … He's a cat that couldn't be ignored At eleven thirty-nine With perhaps a drop of scotch while I was keeping on the watch. And a button you could turn to make a breeze When Skimble was about and on the move Skimbleshanks, the Railway Cat by T.S. With their name written up on the door [COMPANY] The Cat of the Railway Train. Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat, the Cat of the Railway Train There's a whisper down the line at eleven thirty-nine When the Night Mail's ready to depart Saying, "Skimble, where is Skimble? Every now and then I'd have a cup of tea Only stopping here and there to catch a flea They were fast asleep at Crewe We must find him or the train can't start!" And he saw what you were thinking They might see me at Dumfries "Do you like your morning tea weak or strong?" Top lyrics Community Contribute Business. [COMPANY] To the bagmen playing cards ALL : Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat, the Cat of the Railway Train There's a whisper down the line at eleven thirty-nine When the Night Mail's ready to depart Saying, "Skimble, where is Skimble? When Skimble was about and on the move, You could play no pranks with Skimbleshanks But I was right behind him and was ready to remind him And he'd know at once if anything occurred Type song title, artist or lyrics. Of the Sleeping Car Express Skimbleshanks, the railway cat, the cat of the railway train. [COMPANY] To know that they wouldn't be bothered by mice He established his control And the station master's daughters And the passengers all frantic to a man Has he gone to hunt the thimble? At eleven forty-two To the northern part Of his glass-green eyes [DEMETER] They can leave all that to the railway cat And examines all the faces He would watch without winking With perhaps a drop of scotch. That I was walking up and down the station Skimbleshanks, the Railway Cat In most productions, Skimbleshanks is portrayed as one of the older cats, similar to Jennyanydotsin age, and the two are sometimes implied to be a couple. For Skimble won't let anything go wrong Lyrics for Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat by Original Cast Of Cats. You will meet without fail on the Midnight Mail They could leave all that to the railway cat The cat of the railway train. In the watches of the night ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. And the berth was very neat The Cat of the Railway Train Every now and then I'd have a cup of tea. Elliot There's a whisper down the line at 11.39 When the Night Mail's ready to depart, Saying "Skimble where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble? [COMPANY] When Skimbleshanks was aboard, It was very pleasant when they'd found their little den Then the Night Mail just can't go", At eleven forty-two with the signal overdue The cat of the railway train, In the watches of the night, I was always fresh and bright The Cat of the Railway Train. Every now and then I'd have a cup of tea. [SKIMBLESHANKS] Then he gave one flash Category page. You'll meet without fail It was me who was in charge Only stopping here and there to catch a flea. When the Night Mail's ready to depart With perhaps a drop of scotch while I was keeping on the watch. That's when I would appear They can leave all that to the Railway Cat History Talk (0) Trending pages. In the second half of the song the Cats assemble a large steam train from pieces of junk. Skimbleshanks, the Railway Cat They can leave all that to the railway cat The cat of the railway train Skimbleshanks, the railway cat The cat of the railway train In the watches of the night, I was always fresh and bright Every now and then I'd have a cup of tea With perhaps a drop of Scotch while I was keepin' on the watch Only stopping here and there to catch a flea That's when I would appear and I'd saunter to the rear If I summoned the police And the berth was very neat with a newly folded sheet For Skimble won't let anything go wrong, When they crept into their cosy berth It was me who was in charge Every now and then I'd have a cup of tea. Skimbleshanks, the railway cat The cat of the railway train You might say that by and large It was me who was in charge Of the Sleeping Car Express From the driver and the guards To the bagmen playing cards I would supervise them all, more or less Down the corridor he paces and examines all the faces Of the travelers in the first and the third When they got to Gallowgate there they did not have to wait The Cat of the Railway Train When Skimbleshanks was aboard In the middle of the night he is always fresh and bright; Every now and then he has a cup of tea With perhaps a drop of Scotch while he's keeping on the watch, The cat of the railway train, You will meet without fail on the Midnight Mail When they got to Gallowgate Which says "I'll see you again" The Cat of the Railway Train! I would supervise them all, more or less And not a speck of dust on the floor I was always fresh and bright Only stopping here and there to catch a flea. And a button you could turn to make a breeze The cat of the railway train, You might say that by and large [SKIMBLESHANKS] The Cat of the Railway Train With their name written up on the door Skimbleshanks the railway cat The cat of the railway train In the watches of the night I was always fresh and bright; Every now and then I'd have a cup of tea With perhaps a drop of scotch while I was keeping on the watch, Only stopping here and there to catch a flea. They were sleeping all the while I was busy at Carlisle [DEMETER] When the Night Mail's ready to depart Would be searchin' high and low Every now and then I'd have a cup of tea With perhaps a drop of scotch while I was busy keeping on the watch, Only stopping here and there to catch a flea. And he'd know at once if anything occurred, He would watch you without winking Saying, "Skimble, where is Skimble? Of the travelers in the first and the third Elliot glorifies an ordinary cat who is said to be possessing supernatural powers to safeguard the railway passengers throughout their journey. With perhaps a drop of Scotch while I was keepin' on the watch. You could say that by and large There they did not have to wait With perhaps a drop of scotch while I was busy keeping on the watch. So the folk were very quiet When they'd found their little den Every now and then I'd have a cup of tea Only stopping here and there to catch a flea. He establishes control by a regular patrol Cats: Original Cast Recording (1981 Original London Cast), To know that they wouldn't be bothered by mice, Prologue: Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats. Then the Night Mail just won't go." Lyrics to "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat" by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: Skimbleshanks the Railway cat the cat of the railway train / There's a whisper down the line at eleven thirty - nine / When the night mail's ready to depart / Saying, "Skimble, where is Skimble has he … The cat of the railway train. Of the travellers in the First and the Third So nothing went wrong The Cat of the Railway Train! Only stopping here and there to catch a flea. Would be searching high and low There's a whisper down the line In the watches of the night, I was always fresh and bright. Every now and then I'd have a cup of tea. Skimbleshanks, the Railway Cat. Despite his jovial nature, Skimbleshanks is initially wary of Grizabellaand prevents the kittens from touching her. Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat Lyrics. They'd be off at last for the northern part I'd been busy in the luggage van, Then he gave one flash of his glass-green eyes And the stationmaster's daughters Skimbleshanks, the railway cat, the cat of the railway train. So nothing goes wrong On the Northern Mail When Skimbleshanks is aboard [SKIMBLESHANKS] … The cat of the railway train, There's a whisper down the line at eleven thirty-nine Edit. With the signal overdue Skimbleshanks the railway cat, the cat of the railway train There’s a whisper down the line at eleven thirty-nine When the night mail’s ready to depart Saying, “Skimble, where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble We must find him or the train can’t start! The Cat of the Railway Train. So nothing went wrong on the Northern Mail There's a whisper down the line at eleven thirty-nine, When the night mail's ready to depart: Saying, "Skimble, where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble, We must find him or the train can't start" And the signal went "All Clear!" In the watches of the night I was always fresh and bright. ...weak or strong?" For unless he's very nimble And the passengers all frantic to a man In the watches of the night, I was always fresh and bright. The poem is a satire that ridicules our unnecessary dependence upon the supernatural. [COMPANY] Only stopping here and there to catch a flea, They were fast asleep at Crewe and so they never knew And a crank to shut the window should you sneeze, Then the guard looked in politely and would ask you very brightly And it's certain that he didn't approve Then the guard looked in politely They were sleeping all the while I was busy at Carlisle There was every sort of light Saying, "Skimble, where is Skimble? And was ready to remind him And not a speck of dust upon the floor, There was every sort of light, you could make it dark or bright Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat. I would supervise them all, more or less, Down the corridor he paces and examines all the faces With perhaps a drop of Scotch while I was keepin' on the watch All the guards and all the porters They can leave all that to the Railway Cat The Cat of the Railway Train Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat The Cat of the Railway Train In the watches of the night I was always fresh and bright Every now and then I'd have a cup of tea With perhaps a drop of scotch while I was keeping on the watch Only stopping here and there to catch a flea They can leave all that to the Railway Cat The Cat of the Railway Train Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat The Cat of the Railway Train In the watches of the night I was always fresh and bright Every now and then I'd have a cup of tea With perhaps a drop of scotch while I was keeping on the watch Only stopping here and there to catch a flea And I'd saunter to the rear He's a Cat that cannot be ignored! By a regular patrol The cat of the railway train. They can leave all that to the railway cat The cat of the railway train Skimbleshanks the railway cat, the cat of the railway train In the watches of the night I was always fresh and bright Every now and then I'd have a cup of tea With perhaps a drop of scotch while I was keeping up the watch Only stopping here and there to catch a flea In the watches of the night I was always fresh and bright. Where I met the station master with elation, They might see me at Dumfries if I summoned by police They can leave all that to the Railway Cat
The Cat of the Railway Train



Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat
The Cat of the Railway Train
In the watches of the night I was always fresh and bright
Every now and then I'd have a cup of tea
With perhaps a drop of scotch while I was keeping on the watch
With perhaps a drop of scotch And pulled up the counterpane From T. S. Eliot’s original poem, Skimbleshanks is described as living on the Night Mail overnight express train that travels on the West Coast Main Line between London Euston and Glasgow Central. And a funny little basin you're supposed to wash your face in Of hilarity and riot so that folk were very quiet Bustopher Jones. For Skimbleshanks would help them to get out, And he gives you a wave of his long, brown tail They all could reflect, that it was very nice And the signal went 'All clear' Saying "Skimble, where is Skimble? That I was walkin' up and down the station Has he gone to hunt the thimble? Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat; Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat/Russian; Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat/Japanese; Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat/French; Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat/German; [SKIMBLESHANKS] In the watches of the night. 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