V1. G5 C5 There's a girl leaving town for the sunshine G5 D5 She's heading out to Happiness Bay G5 C5 She's going first thing in the morning G5 D5 G5 And hopes to be there by midday C5 Her flavoursome buck is awaiting G5 D5 Laden with fraudulent charms G5 C5 Enough for to plunge a doe such as she G5 D5 G5 Straight into his dastardly arms D5 G5 But the tragedy lies in the background D5 A5 D5 For a young man by whom she's adored G5 C5 Is planning to throw himself under G5 D5 G5 The train she's intending to board. V2. Now the fates may look down and show mercy And answer a poor mother's call And the service soon after departing May stop for no reason at all And the young girl may come to her senses And the wretch may get tetchy and leave And the chap wracked with anguish incarnate May gladly accept his reprieve But the fates around these parts are ruthless And sometimes just want people dead So he'll probably throw himself under The ten twenty seven instead. V3. Now the engine is leaving the station The cow has been scraped from the line And two letters by way of explanation Have been written for those left behind And should there develop high drama Upon which an inquest is heard You may like to curb your lamenting Until you've all heard the last word Well he thought of a love unrequited And he thought of a life full of pain It's a pity he didn't spare a thought for The poor bastard driving the train.