Louisiana Pollywogs - The Saint Charles Streetcar Song
Louisiana Songs for Kids!



The Saint Charles Streetcar Song
Performed by Daniel Morgan

Streetcars go back to 1835, back when your great great grandpa was alive. The 65-horse power motor will do, with mahogany seats for fifty-two. Once they ran by steam, and once by mule. Now electric power is the streetcar's fuel. They're 21-ton rollin' green machines. The St. Charles streetcars down in New Orleans.

The average speed is just about nine miles per hour on the street car line. But if you want to know it's fastest rate, the best it can do is twenty-eight. The new ones were built in 1924. The height of the streetcar's 11 - 4. The length is precisely 47 - 8. It's 7 10 wide, and the view is great! Once they ran by steam, and once by mule. Now electric power is the streetcar's fuel. They're 21-ton rollin' green machines. The St. Charles streetcars down in New Orleans.

Rollin' down the tracks on the nine-twenty-three's, like taking a trip back in history. You enter by the front and you exit to the rear. The operator drives, but he doesn't have to steer. An Uptown view with time to relax, lookin' out the window, rollin' down the tracks. 20,000 people ride 'em every day. A fantastic ride for a small fare to pay. Once they ran by steam, and once by mule. Now electric power is the streetcar's fuel. They're 21-ton rollin' green machines. The St. Charles streetcars down in New Orleans.

It's a real cool ride by the Audubon Zoo. You'll pass Loyola and Tulane U. The air is fresh - you'll enjoy the breeze, rollin' through a tunnel of grand oak trees. If you go down to the end of the line, the operator says - the pleasure was mine. Another round trip and we're ready to do another ride on St. Charles Avenue. Once they ran by steam, and once by mule. Now electric power is the streetcar's fuel. They're 21-ton rollin' green machines. The St. Charles streetcars down in New Orleans.

(Streetcar Operator Gregory R. Brown announces the "end of the line" on a St. Charles Avenue Streetcar)




[The Riverboat Song] [Oscar de la Oyster] [The Saint Charles Streetcar Song] [Manchac Chicken Shack]
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[The Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog] [Pretty Purple Possums]
[Nobody likes fun more than me! (Mardi G. Raccoon's Theme)] [Louisiana's Alphabet Song]
[Clickety Clackety Crab] [Pontchy Pelican] [Ezzard and Theodore]
[Alphonse and the Little Alligator (a Cajun story)] [Aiy-eee]

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