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There was a little railroad train with loads and loads of toys

All starting out to find a home for little girls and boys

And as that little railroad train began to chug along



The little train went racing on so fast it almost 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 cant go

I cant go

I’m weary as can be

I cant go

I cant go

This job is too big for me


The toys got out to push but all in vain

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 replied

Don’t bother me

To pull the likes of you

Don’t bother me

I have better things to do


The toys all started crying because that engine was so mean

And then there came another one,

The Smallest Engine many had ever seen

And though it seemed that she could hardly pull herself along

She hitched on to the train and as she pulled she began to say

I think I can

I think I can



I think I have a plan

And I can do almost 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 boys

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 confidence

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,