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Re: All the live long day

Posted by Smokey Stover on October 18, 2005

In Reply to: All the live long day posted by Wally J. Wang on October 17, 2005

: Does anyone know where the phrase "all the live long day" originated?

: What about: "Best check yourself before you wreck yourself?"

Don't know nuttin' about the second quotation, but here's the first.

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, 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.

Copyrighted, 1936, by Calumet Music Co., Chicago, ILL

I still sing this sucker to myself sometimes. SS