Mill Road Railway Workers Song

Aug 04, 10:59 AM

LYRICS by CBBC's Horrible Histories song-writer, Dave Cohen with some script input from Historyworks, sung here by Bethany Kirby:

As I was riding from Cambridge by train

All along down along, out along lea

I saw all the people who worked to maintain

Two fitters one shunter, stone breaker, boiler maker

One railway examiner and all

Five drivers all stood by the wall

As I was travelling in my Cambridge carriage

All along down along, out along lea

I saw all the people who helped with my baggage

Four porters, three clerks and two guards and inspectors

A tubby controller and all

A signalman high in his stall

As I was walking through Romsey one day

Thoday and Sedgewick Streets, all I could see

Was dozens of houses where railwaymen stay

Two fitters one shunter, stone breaker, boiler maker

Four porters, three clerks and two guards and inspectors

One labourer, a strongman, coal porter, not song man

The railway examiner and all,

Too many of them to recall