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Oregon

  • (Tucker Zimmerman)

    They crossed the Atlantic Ocean, their boats were made of wood
    They landed on the eastern shore and saw the land was good
    Most of them settled down, settled down

    The others pushed on across the Appalachians into the wilderness
    Some in wagons, some on foot, with horses for the rest
    Most of them settled down, settled down

    The others pushed on across the Mississippi, about a mile wide
    To face the Great Plains, thirst and hunger, many many died
    Some got left behind, left behind

    The others pushed on across the Rocky Mountains, the salt flats of Utah
    The wastelands of Nevada and the high sierra saw
    That some got left behind, left behind

    The others pushed on into California, those men that knew no rest
    The Pacific Ocean stopped their restless movement west
    Most of them settled down, settled down
    The others turned around

    Some turned to the south, down to Mexico
    But the people of whose blood I am, they said, We'll go
    And settle Oregon, Oregon
    The people I come from

    They settled Oregon
    The people I come from

    (as sung by Derroll Adams)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1991:] Written specially for Derroll Adams. (Notes 'Derroll Adams 65 Birthday Concert')

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