I've been working on the railroad (Traditional)

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  • CPDL #23865:     
Editor: Ken Sambuchi (submitted 2011-07-10).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 48 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Arranged by C. J. Spatafora from "The Old Songs Chorus"

General Information

Title: I've been working on the railroad
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TBB
Genre: SecularBarbershop

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published:

Description: American folk song first known as "Levee Song", popular in the mid 1800's

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Original text and translations

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Music's coming from the kitchen as we roll into the station,

I've been working on the railroad all the live-long day;
I've been working on the railroad just to pass the time away.
Don't you hear the whistle blowing? Rise up so early in the morn'.
Don't you hear the captain shouting? Dinah blow your horn.

Dinah, won't you blow, Dinah, won't you blow,
Dinah, won't you blow your horn?
Dinah, won't you blow, Dinah, won't you blow,
Dinah, won't you blow your horn?

Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah,
Someone's in the kitchen, I know;
Someon's in the kitchen with Dinah,
Strummin' on the old banjo and singin':

Fee, fie, fiddle-i-oh, Fee fie, fiddle-i-oh,
Fee, fie, fiddle-i-oh, Strummin' on the old banjo.

Dinah, blow your horn, as there's singin' with the old banjo!