Clive Sansom

(21 June 1910 - 1981 / London)

The Engine Driver - Poem by Clive Sansom

The train goes running along the line,
Jicketty -can, Jicketty -can.
I wish it were mine, I wish it were mine,
Jicketty -can, Jicketty -can.
The engine driver stands in front ---
He makes it run, he makes it shunt;
Out of the town,
Out of the town,
Over the hill,
Over the down,
Under the bridges,
Across the lea,
Over the bridges,
And down to the sea,
With a Jicketty -can, Jicketty -can,
Jicketty -can, Jicketty -can,
Jicketty -can, Jicketty -can…


Comments about The Engine Driver by Clive Sansom

  • (4/5/2018 3:56:00 PM)

    I learned the Clive Samson poem The Engine Driver when I was twelve,65 years ago, and loved it then as I do now, (Report) Reply

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  • Brian Jani (5/24/2014 5:05:00 AM)

    Interesting poem clive (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 20, 2010

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 17, 2011


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