This song was first released on the All Aboard! album. It is the only album it has been released on.
There was a little railroad train with loads and loads of toys All starting out to find a home with little girls and boys And as that little railroad train began to chug along The little engine up in front was heard to sing this song Choo, choo, choo, choo Choo, choo, choo, choo I feel so good today Oh hear the track Oh clickety clack I’ll go my merry way
The little train went rousing on so fast it seemed to fly Until it reached a mountain that went almost to the sky The Little engine moaned and groaned and huffed and puffed away But halfway to the top it just gave up and seemed to say I can’t go I can’t go I’m weary as can be I can’t go I can’t go This job is not for me
The toys got out to push but all in vain alas alack And then a great big engine came a whistling down the track They asked if it would kindly pull them up the mountain side But with a high and mighty sneer it scornfully repliedI Don’t bother me Don’t bother me To pull the likes of you Don’t bother me Don’t bother me I’ve better things to do
The toys all started crying ’cause that engine was so mean And then there came another one, the smallest ever seen And though it seemed that she could hardly pull herself along She hitched on to the train and as she pulled she sang this song I think I can I think I can I think I have a plan And I can do most anything If I only think I can
Then up that great big mountain with the cars all full of toys And soon they reached the waiting arms of little girls and boy And though that ends the story it will do you lots of good To take a lesson from the little engine that could Just think you can Just think you can Just have that understood And very soon you’ll start to say I always knew I could I knew I could I knew I could I knew I could I knew I could I knew I could I knew I could, yeah!