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"He Whistled At Me" is Pearl's first solo, an upbeat number where she tells the audience about how she's searching for her "Dream train".  

Context Edit

At the end of "Hitching and Switching", both Rusty and Pearl are left without race partners. Pearl had already tentatively agreed to race with Rusty, but she has had doubts following the advice from the other coaches. She explains to Rusty what she's looking for, her "Dream train", and his whistle just doesn't have what she's looking for.

This original version of the song was only ever used in the Original London production, and was cut after a few years to be replaced by "Engine of Love" for Rusty and the coaches, and "Make Up My Heart" as Pearl's act 1 solo.

In the 1993 New London recording revisions to the show, this song was re-worked into a slower ballad version "He'll Whistle At Me" which was then used in subsequent productions including the 2003 US Tour and following UK and world tours.

Melody Edit

The Melody of "He Whistled At Me" was originally the concept song that gave birth to the show, "Engine of Love".  However in the original London production, the decision was made to use the melody as a solo for Pearl not Rusty.

The original version on the 1984 London Cast Recording is sung by Stephanie Lawrence as a studio recording, possibly with the intention of being released as a single. This is apparent in the repeat-to-fade ending of the track, which is not generally possible in live performance.

LyricsEdit

Rusty: What's wrong, Pearl? Got no partner?
Pearl: No.
Rusty: Never mind.
I'll take you -
Pearl: No Rusty - I know you mean to be kind...
Rusty: You'd rather have no one than race behind me?
Pearl: You don't understand, why don't you see?
I have this train I dream about, an engine moved by steam
Rusty: No problem, I'm a steamer, maybe I could be the engine of your dream
Pearl: Can you whistle?
Rusty: Sure I can
Woo woo woo
Pearl: Yes it's close, but it's not like in my dreams
Sorry Rusty I know how it must seem
No one else can take his place 
Woo woo, woo woo
Nobody can do it like a steam train
Woo woo, woo woo
Nobody can do it like a steam train 
I was waiting at the station
I was all anticipation
I was painted, I was polished
I was shining like a star 
And then he whistled at me (woo woo)
He looked in my direction
He whistled at me (woo woo)
This could be my connection
All because he whistled at me (woo woo)
He sure knew how to woo me
He whistled at me (woo woo)
I'm gonna hitch him to me 
I'd been out of circulation
I had lost my motivation
Rejected and dejected
Then he was on the line
In an atmosphere all steamy
He said things I thought were dreamy
He said I was good looking
Said I was divine
Then he started getting fresher
Started putting on the pressure
From the sounds that he was making
I could tell that he was mine 
Because he whistled at me (woo woo)
I knew he had to choose me
He whistled at me (woo woo)
And now he'll never lose me
All because he whistled at me (woo woo)
Now every time you'll find him
He whistled at me (woo woo)
You'll find me there behind him 
Woo woo, woo woo
Nobody can do it like a steam train
Woo woo, woo woo
Listen to the rhythm of the steam train 
He whistled at me (woo woo)
He sure knew how to do it
He whistled at me (woo woo)
This time he really blew it
All because he whistled at me (woo woo)
He sure knew how to woo me
He whistled at me
Now they can't undo me
Mmm I'm sure he whistled at me (woo woo)
Now every time you'll find him
He whistled at me (woo woo)
You'll find me there behind him
All because he whistled at me (woo woo)
He sure knew how to woo me
He whistled at me   

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