“Up and Down the Railroad Track”


"Up and down the railroad track And halfway swing around... Do-si-do my darling Miss with the white slippers on." "The higher up the cherry tree...." "Wish I had a needle and thread...." And miscellaneous other floating verses


This text was originally printed in the _Journal of American Folklore_, Vol. 27 [1914]. There is no tune. It will be obvious that it consists mostly of floating verses (from "Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss," "Jubilee," and the like), and it is probably an offshoot of one of these -- but there simply isn't enough information to classify it clearly. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Fife-Cowboy/West 100, "Up and Down the Railroad Track" (1 text)
  2. Roud #11091
  3. BI, FCW100


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1914
Found in: US