I've Been Working on the Railroad

I’ve Been Working On the Railroad | Day 277

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I’ve Been Working On the Railroad, a performance inspired by a hologram aboard a starship in the delta quadrant.

I've Been Working on the RailroadI’ve Been Working On the Railroad, sure, it’s a nursery rhyme put to music, but it was also the song the holographic (photonic) doctor (now named “Joe”) sang to the rather short and annoying aliens in the episode “Virtuose” in season 6. The story opens as the starship Voyager lends aid to an alien vessel in distress. As they are treated in sickbay, this species has never heard music and are enchanted as the EMH (Emergency Medical Hologram) sings “I’ve Been Working On the Railroad”. This makes the doctor a star to an entire planet. While his ego gets expanded, he thinks of resigning his commission and staying on the planet to become a star, but the annoying, short alien species loses interest quickly. The show closes as the doctor is back in sickbay, happy to return to his duties, lightly singing the song that started the whole mess.

Only 88 days left…

Lyrics:

I’ve been working on the railroad
All the live long day
I’ve been working on the railroad
Just to pass the time away
Don’t you hear the whistle blowin’
Rise up so early in the morn
Can’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 ho-o-o-orn
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 oh-oh-oh
Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah
Strumming on the old banjo
Fee fi fiddle e i o
Fee fi fiddle e i o-o-o-o
Fee fi fiddle e i o
Strumming on the old banjo
Don’t you hear the whistle blowin’
Rise up so early in the morn
Can’t you hear the captain shouting
Dinah blow your horn

Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah
Someone’s in the kitchen I know oh-oh-oh
Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah
Strumming on the old banjo
Fee fi fiddle e i o
Fee fi fiddle e i o-o-o-o
Fee fi fiddle e i o
Strumming on the old banjo
Strumming on the old banjo
Strumming on the old banjo-o-o

Song requests: http://bit.ly/1Nj1Hlf
Help @ GoFundMe: http://bit.ly/1UyZEvu
#undertheoverpass

You can follow / catch up, make song requests and help support this odyssey at the links above. I will keep this GoFundMe cause open throughout the year and close it out once this is over and present the check to the shelter where it will help a lot of critters. Check out the critters at http://greenhillsanimalshelter.org.

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