A-Working on the Railroad

Lyrics

(Folk song)

1. Eighteen hundred and forty-one,
That’s the year my troubles begun,
That’s the year my troubles begun
A-working on the railroad.

Refrain
Airy airy aye-ry-o,
Airy airy aye-ry-o,
Airy airy aye-ry-o,
A-working on the railroad.

2. Eighteen hundred and forty-two,
That’s the year I lost my shoe,
That’s the year I lost my shoe
A-working on the railroad. Refrain

3. Eighteen hundred and forty-three,
That’s the year I crossed the sea,
That’s the year I crossed the sea
A-working on the railroad. Refrain

4. Eighteen hundred and forty-four,
That’s the year I reached the shore,
That’s the year I reached the shore
A-working on the railroad. Refrain

5. Eighteen hundred and forty-five,
I’m so glad to be alive,
I’m so glad to be alive
A-working on the railroad. Refrain

6. Eighteen hundred and forty-six,
Picked up my shovel and my picks,
Picked up my shovel and my picks
A-working on the railroad. Refrain

Recorder Notes G, A, B, C, D’

See also

  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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