This Train Is Bound for Glory Printable Lyrics – PDF

“This Train Is Bound for Glory”, also known as “This Train” or “Dis Train”, is a traditional American folk gospel song, first recorded in 1922 by the Florida Normal Industrial Institute Quartet. The song was later made famous by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who recorded an acoustic guitar version in the 1930s and later in the 1950s made another recording using an electric guitar.

Many artists have since covered the song, like Louis Armstrong, Alice Coltrane, Johnny Cash, Mahalia Jackson – just to name a few. As you can see below, in each of the various recordings you can find slightly different versions of the lyrics.

On this page you can find three versions of the lyrics, a printable lyrics PDF file for free download and three sing-along videos of the song.

 

Printable Lyrics PDF

Click on the button to download a PDF file with lyrics to this song for free.

 

Lyrics (version 1)

This train is bound for glory, this train,
This train is bound for glory, this train,
This train is bound for glory,
Don’t ride nothin’ but the righteous and holy
This train is bound for glory, this train.

This train don’t carry no gamblers, this train,
This train don’t carry no gamblers, this train,
This train don’t carry no gamblers
No hypocrites, no midnight ramblers,
This train is bound for glory, this train.

This train don’t carry no liars, this train,
This train don’t carry no liars, this train,
This train don’t carry no liars,
Truth is what the Lord desires,
This train is bound for glory, this train.

This train is bound for glory, this train,
This train is bound for glory, this train,
This train is bound for glory,
Don’t ride nothin’ but the righteous and holy
This train is bound for glory, this train.

 

Lyrics (version 2)

This train is for glory this train
This train is bound for glory this train
This train is bound for glory
Don’t carry nothing but the righteous and the holy
This train is bound for glory this train

This train don’t carry no gamblers this train
This train don’t carry no gamblers this train
This train don’t carry no gamblers
No hypocrites no midnight ramblers
This train is bound for glory this train

This train is built for speed now this train
This train is built for speed now this train
This train is built for speed now
Fastest train you ever did see
This train is bound for glory this train

This train don’t carry no liars this train
This train don’t carry no liars this train
This train don’t carry no liars
No hypocrites and no high flyers
This train is bound for glory this train

This train don’t pay no transportation this train
This train don’t pay no transportation this train
This train don’t pay no transportation
No Jim Crow and no discrimination
This train is bound for glory this train

This train don’t carry no rustlers this train
This train don’t carry no rustlers this train
This train don’t carry no rustlers
Side street walkers two-bit hustlers
This train is bound for glory this train

 

Lyrics (Woody Guthrie version)

This train is bound for glory, this train.
This train is bound for glory, this train.
This train is bound for glory,
Don’t carry nothing but the righteous and the holy.
This train is bound for glory, this train.

This train don’t carry no gamblers, this train;
This train don’t carry no gamblers, this train;
This train don’t carry no gamblers,
Liars, thieves, nor big shot ramblers,
This train is bound for glory, this train.

This train don’t carry no liars, this train;
This train don’t carry no liars, this train;
This train don’t carry no liars,
She’s streamlined and a midnight flyer,
This train don’t carry no liars, this train.

This train don’t carry no smokers, this train;
This train don’t carry no smokers, this train
This train don’t carry no smokers,
Two bit liars, small time jokers,
This train don’t carry no smokers, this train.

This train don’t carry no con men, this train;
This train don’t carry no con men, this train;
This train don’t carry no con men,
No wheeler dealers, here and gone men,
This train don’t carry no con men, this train.

This train don’t carry no rustlers, this train;
This train don’t carry no rustlers, this train;
This train don’t carry no rustlers,
Sidestreet walkers, two bit hustlers,
This train is bound for glory, this train.

 

Music Videos

Sing-Along Video (kids version)

 

Sing-Along Video (version 2)

This Train (is Bound for Glory) - Big Bill Broonzy

 

Sing-Along Video (Woody Guthrie version)

This Train is Bound for Glory

 

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