About the Song

Conway Twitty’s rendition of “Long Black Train” is a haunting country ballad that explores the theme of temptation and redemption. Originally released in 1959 as part of his album “Conway Twitty Sings,” this timeless track showcases Twitty’s rich baritone vocals and emotive storytelling.

“Long Black Train” was written by Wayne Haas, a prolific songwriter in the country music scene. The song tells the cautionary tale of a long black train representing temptation and sin, urging listeners to resist its allure and stay on the path of righteousness. Twitty’s heartfelt delivery infuses the song with a sense of urgency and conviction, making it a powerful anthem of faith and perseverance.

Upon its release, “Long Black Train” climbed the charts, reaching notable positions on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. Twitty’s ability to convey the struggle between good and evil through his music struck a chord with audiences, earning him widespread acclaim for his authenticity and artistry.

Throughout his legendary career, Conway Twitty’s ability to connect with audiences through his music was unparalleled, and “Long Black Train” remains a testament to his enduring legacy. Its timeless message of faith and redemption continues to resonate with listeners, offering comfort and guidance in times of temptation.

As fans revisit Twitty’s classic hits, “Long Black Train” remains a cherished favorite, serving as a reminder of the power of music to inspire and uplift. Its haunting melody and thought-provoking lyrics ensure that it remains a beloved classic in the world of country music.

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Lyrics

Look a-yonder coming, coming down that railroad track
I said, Look a-yonder coming
Coming down that long railroad track
Well, it’s that long black train
Gonna bring my baby back
Well, she loved me in the winter
Lord, I almost froze to death
But she didn’t even warm me
She’s a fact of frozen lips
My baby, hit the road a-running
Looking for that long black train
(That long black train)
Lord, and I began to wonder
Will I see that girl again?
(If I see my girl again)
Well, I don’t know why she left me
But I do know that she’s gone
But look a-yonder coming Lord
My baby’s coming home
I said, now look a-yonder coming
Coming down that long railroad track
(That long railroad track)
Well, it’s that long black train
Gonna bring my baby back
(Gonna bring my baby back)
Well, ain’t asking her no questions
‘Cause I don’t care where she’s been
And when I get that woman back
She’ll never leave again
I said, now look a-yonder coming
Coming down that long railroad track
(That long railroad track)
Well, it’s that long black train
Gonna bring my baby back
(Gonna bring my baby back)
Well, I can see her black smoke rolling
I can hear her whistle whine
She’s just around the curve
She’s moving fast that line on down
I said, now look a-yonder coming
Coming down that long railroad track
(That long railroad track)
Yes, it’s that long black train
Gonna bring my baby back
(Gonna bring my baby back)