Freight
Andrew Lloyd Webber/Richard Stilgoe
Dinah:
(spoken):
Oh no!:

Buffy:
(spoken):
Oh shucks!:

Pearl:
(spoken):
It's the freight trains.

Ashley
(spoken)
The dumb trucks!

Buffy
(spoken)
Forty tons of empty chrome.

Dinah
(spoken)
The lights are on

Ashley
(spoken)
But nobody's home!

Buffy
(spoken)
Let's show them who's boss.

Dinah
(spoken)
Let's play a joke.

Pearl
(spoken)
Yeah, let's have some fun.

Ashley
(spoken)
Let's have a smoke.

Dinah
(spoken)
Here they come.

Buffy
(spoken)
To fill our station

Pearl
(spoken)
With witty, sparkling conversation!

Trucks
Freight is great.

Dinah
(spoken)
That's brilliant!

Trucks
Freight is great.

Pearl
(spoken)
Don't you wish you'd thought of that?

Trucks
We carry weight 'cause we are freight
And freight is great.

Ashley
(spoken)
One more time!

Trucks
Freight is great

Buffy
(spoken)
Did you think of that all by yourselves?

Trucks
Freight is great

Dinah
(spoken)
It's so profound!

Trucks
We never sulk. We hulk the bulk.
'Cause freight is great.

Ashley
(spoken)
Well I certainly learned something today!

Trucks
We never make a fuss. We got the goods on us.
We take the loads from off the roads
And freight is great.

Pearl
(spoken)
You just listen to what the coach says!

Coaches
Couldn't stand gravel and sand,
Being ignored, no-one aboard,
Nobody complaining we were late again.
I should hate carrying freight, nobody living in me.
Got to be a living, breathing passenger train.

Trucks
Freight is great.
Freight is great.

Trucks
Freight

Coaches
Couldn't stand gravel and sand,
Being ignored, no one aboard,

Trucks
Is great!

Coaches
Nobody complaining we were late again.

Trucks
We carry weight.

Coaches
I should hate carrying freight, nobody living in me.

Trucks
And freight is great.

Coaches
Got to be a living, breathing passenger train.
It's mommas and poppas

Trucks
It's commerce and hoppers,

Coaches
It's daughters and sons

Trucks
It's quaters and tons,
They get in your hair

Coaches
It's the fun of the fair,

Trucks
Freight!

Coaches
Folks!

Trucks
Tares!

Coaches
Fares!
Passengers, commuters and mail.

Trucks
Trees and meat, gravel and shale.

All
Are great, are great, are great, are great, are great!

Control
(spoken)
Control. Control. You wagons and passenger cars just cut it out. Trucks
will identify themselves. Box cars:

Rocky I
(spoken)
I'm Rocky, there's lots like me.

Rocky II
(spoken)
I'm Rocky two.

Rocky III
(spoken)
I'm Rocky three.

Rockies
(spoken)
The only time we get sick inside
Is when some bum hitches a ride.
We wait for a sharp corner to come
And open the door, bye bye bum!

Trucks
Freight is great!

Control
(spoken)
Brick truck.

Flat-Top
(spoken)
Flat-Top, who you looking at?
Yeah, they're bricks what's wrong with that?
No, you're right, they don't all match.
Yes they're heavy, here catch!

Trucks
Freight is great!

Control
(spoken)
The big hopper.

Flat-Top
(spoken)
Dustin, that's you, mate.

Control
(spoken)
Come on, the big hopper.

Flat-Top
(spoken)
Come on, Dustin.

Dustin
(spoken)
I'm the big hopper, I'm not a box.

Rockies
Yeah, your head is full of rocks.

Dustin
(spoken)
They're not rocks, they're bits of gravel.
Gravel's got a right to travel.

Dustin and Flat-Top
Travellin' with gravel in.
Praying that we don't get wet.
Water and mortar
Do things they didn't 'oughter.
Empty me before I set.

Trucks
Down the track from A to B and back
We carry things not people
People talk a lot
That isn't what we like.

Coaches
They're strong and silent!

Trucks
None of us may be a genius
But we know one thing
What we know is,
Freight is great.
Freight is great.

Coaches
It's mommas and poppas

Trucks
It's commerce and hoppers

Coaches
It's daughters and sons

Trucks
It's quarters and tons
They get in your hair

Coaches
It's the fun of the fair
Freight!

Coaches
Folks!

Trucks
Tares!

Coaches
Fares!
Passengers, commuters and mail.

Trucks
Trees and meat, gravel and shale.

All
On the rails, on the rails, on the rails, on the rails
Are great, are great, are great, are great, are great!