Campfire Songs
Run by the Retired Scouter.

Retired Scouter Campfire Songs 


Great American Railway, The


In eighteen hundred and fifty one
Work on the railway was begun
Work on the railway was begun
Workin' on the railway

Patsy atsy ori ay, ori ay, ori ay
Patsy atsy ori ay, ori ay, ori ay
Workin' on the railway

In eighteen hundred and fifty two
I found myself with nothing to do
I found myself with nothing to do
Workin' on the railway

In eighteen hundred and fifty three
The overseer accepted me
The overseer accepted me
Workin' on the railway

In eighteen hundred and fifty four
My back was getting mighty sore
My back was getting mighty sore
Workin' on the railway

In eighteen hundred and fifty five
I found myself more dead than alive
I found myself more dead than alive
Workin' on the railway

In eighteen hundred and fifty six
I dropped a couple of dynamite sticks
I dropped a couple of dynamite sticks
Workin' on the railway

In eighteen hundred and fifty seven
I found myself half way to heaven
I found myself half way to heaven
Workin' on the railway

In eighteen hundred and fifty eight
I found myself at the Pearly Gate
I found myself at the Pearly Gate
Workin' on the railway

In eighteen hundred and fifty nine
A cherub's harp and wings were mine
A cherub's harp and wings were mine
Workin' on the railway

In eighteen hundred and fifty-ten
If you want any more, you can sing it again
If you want any more, you can sing it again
Workin' on the railway