You must take the “A” train

To go to Sugar Hill, way up in Harlem
(If you wanna go to Harlem)

If you miss the “A” train
(Come on, take, take the A Train)

You’ll find you missed the quickest way to Harlem
(You find the quickest way to get to Harlem)

Hurry, get on, now it’s coming
(Hurry, hurry, boy, it’s coming)

Listen to those rails a-thrumming
(Can’t you hear those engine thrumming)

All aboard, get on the “A” train

Soon you will be on Sugar Hill in Harlem
(You find the quickest way to get to Harlem)