Charlie Daniels Band performs "Orange Blossom Special"Live Video
The fiddle tune "Orange Blossom Special", about the passenger train of the same name, was written by Ervin T. Rouse in 1938. The original recording was created by Ervin and Gordon Rouse in 1939. It is often called simply The Special. It has been referred to as the fiddle player's national anthem.
Charlie Daniels Band Orange Blossom Special Lyrics
Look a-yonder comin', comin' down that railroad track
Hey, look a-yonder comin', comin' down that railroad track
It's the Orange Blossom Special bringin' my baby back
Well, I'm going down to Florida and get some sand in my shoes
Or maybe Californy and get some sand in my shoes
I'll ride that Orange Blossom Special and lose these New York blues
"Say man, when you going back to Florida?"
"When am I goin' back to Florida? I don't know, don't reckon I ever will"
"Ain't you worried about getting your nourishment in New York?"
"Well, I don't care if I do-die do-die, do-die, do-die"
Hey talk about a-ramblin' she's the fastest train on the line
Talk about a-travellin' she's the fastest train on the line
It's that Orange Blossom Special rollin' down the seaboard line