Chattanooga Choo Choo -- [thank you, Chip Johnson ]

Dorothy Currin Loyd - Singing For You - "Chattanooga Choo Choo"

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"I believe that the rhythm of life is in lifts the spirit, warms the soul, and touches the heart."

"Chattanooga Choo Choo", an upbeat novelty tune, was popular during the World War II era; it depicts a time when American servicemen were returning home from overseas service or from military bases. Many a sweetheart, wife, or mother were waiting at train stations all over the country...for their loved ones to come home.

"Chattanooga Choo Choo" tells the story of that event in history. It's a jump tune. Danced to, romanced to, where everyone could sing along at a local USO. One such venue in San Francisco was the Hospitality House at the Civic Center.

In the 1940's, dancers started "jitterbugging" whenever a band played this song ....or in today's vernacular....."Swing Dancing".... Radios were tuned into Big Band Ballroom live performances.

Dorothy Loyd rehearsing Christmas Carols Dorothy singing with Dixieland Band at local Italian eatery

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Feel free to request your favorite song -- Novelty, Classic, Standard, Love Song, or Civic Light Opera.

She will do her best to add your favorite tune to this site.

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Train ride switching around
That's the Chattanooga Choo Choo train all right!

Chattanooga Choo Choo --choo choo-ing her home

Listen to the whistle blow, eight to the bar

Created on ... March 31, 2002