July 13

Sing a Song

I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad

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-e-i-o.
Fee, fie, fiddle-e-i-o-o-o-o.
Fee, fie, fiddle-e-i-o.
Strumming on the old banjo.

Read a book

book cover
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle

Here is a book recommendation for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries.

Try This

Put on music for your child. Practice dancing or moving fast, then slow. Keep repeating.

Explore More

  • Gullah Music – Sing along with these songs in Gullah, a language from the South Carolina coast.
  • Choo-Choo Train – Everyone can sing along and do the actions for the train.