This song was first released on the All Aboard! album. It is the only album it has been released on.
When Jesse was a little girl, she only dreamed of trains She never played with dolls or lacy kinds of things Jesse counted boxcars instead of counting sheep She could go anywhere when she went to sleep
Jesse laid a penny on the track one day In God we trust she walked away The very next morning all she could find Was a little piece of copper squashed flatter than a dime
Jesse dreamed of trains When the nighttime came Nobody knew how she made it come true Jesse dreamed of trains
Words and Music by Vince Gill and Guy Clark (Additional words for Jesse by John Denver)