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From: George Richmond <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] Delaware Lackawan song
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 00:42:10 -0400


This is an old one, with many verses, in mock-immigrant dialect. Here
are a few that I remember:

Where do ya worka John?
For the Delaware Lackawan'
Whatta ya do-a John?
I push, I push, I push.
Whatta ya push-a John?
I push, I push-a da truck.
Where do ya worka John?
For the Delaware Lackawan'
awan awan awan awan
For the Delaware Lackawan'

Where do you work, Marie?
For the opera company[every other line sung in female voice]
Whatta ya do Marie?
I push, I push, I push.
Whatta ya push, Marie?
I push, I push High C.
Where do you work, Marie?
For the opera company
an-ee an-ee an-ee an-ee
For the opera company

As you can see, this can be extended indefinitely. Come on over for a
beer sometime, and I'll sing you the melody.

George


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