I've Been Working on the Railroad - American Children's Songs - The USA - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


This song has been around since the 19th century and is believed to have originated in the U.S.


According to Wikipedia: "This song is a very familiar nursery rhyme in Japan, with the same melody but different title and different lyrics. It is known as 'Senro wa tsuzuku yo doko made mo 線路は続くよどこまでも' in Japan and it means 'The railroad continues forever'. The Japanese lyrics describe the happiness of the journey."



Many thanks to Heather Dixon for singing this song for Mama Lisa's World!

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Andi Woods for contributing this song. Many thanks to Monique Palomares for creating the midi music for this song.

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