On the atchison, topeka and the santa fejudy garland- words by johnny mercer, music by harry warren- introduced by judy garland in the 1945 mgm film "the harvey girls"- lyrics as recorded by judy garland september 10, 1945 on decca 23458 (78 r.p.m. single)what a lovely tripi'm feeling so fresh and aliveand i'm so glad to arriveit's all so grandit's easy to see you don't need a palaceto feel like alice in wonderlandback in ohio where i come fromi've done a lot of dreamin' and i've travelled somebut i never thought i'd see the daywhen i ever took a ride on the santa fe(wanna take a ride on the santa fe)i would lean across my window silland hear the whistle echoin' across the hillthen i'd watch the lights till they fade awayon the atchison, topeka and the santa fewhat a thrill (what a great big wonderful thrill)with the wheels a-singin' "westward ho"right from the day i heard them start'cross the kansas plains from new mexicoi guess i've got a little gypsy in my heartwhen i'm old and grey and settled downif i ever get a chance to sneak away from townthen i'll spend my busman's holidayon the atchison, topeka and the santa feall aboard! (we came across the country lickety-split)(rollin' ninety miles an hour)i can't believe i'm here at lastwoo-oo-ooo!(when you go travellin', it's best for you to take the atchison, topeka and the santa fe!)i can't believe that anything could go so fastthen you pull that throttle, whistle blowsa-huffin' and a-puffin' and away she goesall aboard for california*, hey!on the atchison (on the atchison)on the atchison, topeka (on the atchison, topeka)on the atchison, topeka (on the atchison, topeka)on the atchison, topeka and the santa fe!------------------------------------------------------*california pronounced "californ-eye-ay"