The Song of the Engine – Christine Weatherly

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When you travel on the railway
And the lines go up the hill
Just listen to the engine
As it pulls you with a will
Though it goes so very slowly
It sings this little song,
‘I think I can, I think I can,’
And so it goes along.
But later on the journey,
When you’re going down a hill,
The train requires no pulling,
And the engine’s singing still,
If you listen very quietly
You will hear the little song,
‘I thought I could, I thought I could!’
And so it speeds along.

- Christine Weatherly