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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad, a Singable Picture Book

Posted on: August 19, 2013

I’VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD was one of my very favorite songs as a kid.

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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

Traditional Words and Tune
Edited by Ann Owen
Illustrated by Sandra D’Antonio
(This book features printed music, pages of information about the song and railroads, and activity ideas.)

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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad (an American Classic)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

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i've been working on the railroad jill weber
I’ve Been Working on the Railroad (let’s sing a song)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by

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i've been working on the railroad jim becker
I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by

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i've been working on the railroad smithsonian
I’ve Been Working on the Railroad (Smithsonian American Favorites)
Traditional Words and Tune
Edited by Laura Gates Galvin
Illustrated by Daniel Brown

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Favorite Folk Songs
Compiled by Peter Yarrow
Music by Various Artists, Arranged by Peter Yarrow
Illustrated by Terry Widener
Collection of lullabies, illustrated from the:
The Peter Yarrow Songbook Series

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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLWya3o8rTY
Singable Picture Book Video from Speakaboos.com
Speakaboos Youtube Page:
http://www.youtube.com/user/speakaboos

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I really do love Raffi

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq70I9e5TyU

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5QVFn4IzkI

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I’VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I’ve_Been_Working_on_the_Railroad
This article includes song history and lyrics…as with all wiki, it’s good to check the facts first!

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Some interesting song history here:
http://folkmusic.about.com/od/folksongs/qt/WorkingonRail.htm

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I’VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD
Traditional Words and Tune

I’ve been workin’ on the railroad
All the live long day
I’ve been workin’ 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
Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah
Strumming on the old banjo

Fee, fie, fiddle i o
Fee, fie, fiddle iddle i o o o o
Fee, fie, fiddle i o
Strumming on the old banjo

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John Denver’s recording of I’VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD (from his album “All Aboard” a CD of railroad songs)
http://www.amazon.com/All-Aboard/dp/B00138KO8G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1375012725&sr=8-2&keywords=all+aboard+john+denver

 

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Related Posts

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TRAINS
Train Songs in Singable Picture Books:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/train-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN FAVORITES, A COLLECTION OF SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS FROM THE SMITHSONIAN INSTUTUTION

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