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On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe

From the musical

The Harvey Girls

Music by Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer

On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" is a popular song which refers to the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (AT&SF). It was featured in the 1946 film, The Harvey Girls, where it was sung by Judy Garland, with support from Ben Carter, Marjorie Main, Virginia O'Brien, Ray Bolger, and the MGM Chorus. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song that year.

Charting versions were recorded by Johnny Mercer, Bing Crosby, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and Judy Garland and the Merry Macs.

Despite mentions in the lyrics of the song, the actual AT&SF never reached Laramie, Wyoming, or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania without using partner services of through sleepers with other railroads like the Baltimore & Ohio and Pennsylvania Railroad.

    Release Date: 1945

Songbooks and Arrangements


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Johnny Mercer : The Johnny Mercer Centennial Sheet Music Collection : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088688738 : 0739074776 : 00322363

Johnny Mercer : The Johnny Mercer Centennial Sheet Music Collection

Johnny Mercer (1909-1976) was not only one of America's greatest lyricists - he helped define the American South from the outside in. His words paint rich and vivid portraits of life in his native Georgia. Mercer wrote a wide variety of songs, from lush, dreamy ballads to plays on colloquial American expressions. He joined forces with some of the most talented composers of his day, including Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael, and Henry Mancini, to fashion one of the most startlingly original catalogs in American popular music. This songbook commemorates the centennial of his birth with piano/vocal sheet music arrangements (including guitar chord frames) for 46 of his most famous and best-loved classics.

Songlist: DREAM, EMILY, LAURA, SKYLARK, BLUES IN THE NIGHT, CHARADE (FROM 'CHARADE'), COME RAIN OR COME SHINE, DAY IN DAY OUT, Days of Wine and Roses, I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU, I WANNA BE AROUND, SATIN DOLL (VOCAL VERSION), SUMMER WIND, TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS, YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY, I'M AN OLD COWHAND (FROM THE RIO GRANDE), FOOLS RUSH IN (WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD), GOODY-GOODY, AC-CENT-TCHU-ATE THE POSITIVE, AND THE ANGELS SING, ANY PLACE I HANG MY HAT IS MY HOME, AUTUMN LEAVES A/K/A LES FEUILLES MORTES, DRINKING AGAIN, G.I. JIVE, GLOW WORM, THE, HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD, I'M OLD FASHIONED (Lyric Version), IN THE COOL COOL COOL OF THE EVENING, JEEPERS CREEPERS, LAZYBONES (a/k/a LAZY BONES), and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20251b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Judy Garland : The Judy Garland Souvenir Songbook : Solo : Songbook : 073999121575 : 0881883905 : 00312157

Judy Garland : The Judy Garland Souvenir Songbook

A compilation of songs from her movies and concert appearances. 23 motion pictures are represented by 68 songs. Also includes B&W photographs from the films, film credits and a complete filmography and discography.

Songlist: After You've Gone, Almost Like Being In Love, Alone Together, Am I Blue?, Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home, Be A Clown, Bidin' My Time, Blues In The Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me), The Boy Next Door, Broadway Rhythm, But Not For Me, By Myself, Come Rain or Come Shine, Comes Once In A Lifetime, Do I Love You, Embraceable You, Every Little Movement (Has A Meaning All Its Own), For Me And My Gal, From This Moment On, Get Happy, Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Hello Blue Bird, How About You?, I Cried For You, I Don't Care, I Feel A Song Comin' On, I Got Rhythm, I Happen To Like New York, I Wish I Were In Love Again, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Judy Garland | 5230b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Individual Folios

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On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe : SATB : Jay Althouse : Songbook : 00-39763 : 038081444246

Jay Althouse : On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe

Here's one of the great, swingin' "train songs" from the 1940s. Jay's arrangement features a tight, rhythmic "chug-a, chug-a, oo-woo" section straight from the lyricist Johnny Mercer's own hit recording with The Pied Pipers.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Lyricist: Johnny Mercer

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.00 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-39763


On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe : SAB : Jay Althouse : Sheet Music : 00-39764 : 038081444253

Jay Althouse : On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe

Here's one of the great, swingin' "train songs" from the 1940s. Jay's arrangement features a tight, rhythmic "chug-a, chug-a, oo-woo" section straight from the lyricist Johnny Mercer's own hit recording with The Pied Pipers.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Lyricist: Johnny Mercer

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.00 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-39764


On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe : SSA : Jay Althouse : Sheet Music : 00-39765 : 038081444260

Jay Althouse : On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe

Here's one of the great, swingin' "train songs" from the 1940s. Jay's arrangement features a tight, rhythmic "chug-a, chug-a, oo-woo" section straight from the lyricist Johnny Mercer's own hit recording with The Pied Pipers.

Arranger: Jay Althouse | Lyricist: Johnny Mercer

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.00 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-39765

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