I've been workin' on the railroadOkay, what rhymes with day? May? Bay? Say? Nothing's working here.
All the live-long day
I've been workin' on the railroad
Just to pass the time away.That'll have to do. Makes no sense. Not a job you'd do out of boredom.
I remember it from camp, I imagine. At camp they tolerated a certain amount of boys smirking at "Dinah won't you blow," but elementary schoolteachers would have had none o' that.
Wait a minute. Dinah. Oh, there's going to be something racist here, I'll bet. This will be a minstrel show song, and the three songs all put together from Lord knows where. I wonder if "banjo" is going to be a sexual reference I hadn't heard before.
Pretty much right, though not so bad as I feared. Tracking the popular culture references, Jonathan, there is even a Pound Puppies connection.