The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

I've Been Working On The Railroad

Cat. #0531 (MFH #295) - As sung by Rachel Were, Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 5, 1960

I've been workin' on the railroad
All th live long day
I've been working on the railroad
Just t' pass th time away
Don't ya hear th whistle blowing
Rise up so early in th morn
Don't ya hear th captain shouting
Dinah blow your horn
Dinah won't ya blow
Dinah won't ya blow
Dinah won't ya blow your hor-or-n
Dinah won't ya blow
Dinah won't ya blow
Dinah won't ya blow your hor-or-n
Someones in 'itchin with Dinah
Someones in 'itchin' I know-o-o
Someones in 'itchin' with Dinah
Strummin' on ole banjo
Fe-fi-fiddle-i-o
Fe-fi-fiddle-i-o
Fe-fi-fiddle-i-o
Strummin' on th ole banjo

This is Lula Davis's grandaughter.