"Long Hot Summer Days" as written by and John Hartford....
Gonna pick up some of them empties here
Just as soon as we know where they lay
Tied off of them jolly and leavin' minds
On a long hot summer day
For every day I work on the Illinois river
I get a half a day off with pay
All day long I'm makin' up barges
On a long hot summer day

Well I got me a gal in Pea-kin
She's a good ol' gal Okay
I bet she's sitting a winder fan
On a long hot summer day
For every day I work on the Illinois river
Get a half a day off with pay
All day long I'm makin' up barges
On a long hot summer day

Last night we had pork for supper
Today It'll be chicken consume`
And a fruit jar full of iced tea
On a long hot summer day
For every day I work on the Illinois river
Get a half a day off with pay
All day long I'm makin' up barges
On a long hot summer day

Well we put a man off in Beardstown
When we come down yesterday
I'm gonna off down at Alton
On a long hot summer day
For every day I work on the Illinois River
Get a half a day off with pay
All day long I'm makin' them barges
On a long hot summer day

For every day I work on the Illinois River
Get a half a day off with pay
All day long I'm makin' them barges
On a long hot summer day





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"Long Hot Summer Days" as written by John Hartford

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