Environmental Songbook 80 / 101

The River in Your Town

By Sammie Haynes

in Nature's ABC's by Sammie Haynes

www.sammiehaynes.com

Lyrics

The river in your town holds lots of history.

Some is written down, some’s still a mystery.

Roll, roll, roll, roll, river roll.

Roll, roll, roll, roll, river roll.

 

Settlers came upstream and started families

Planting all their dreams in the granite and pine trees.

Roll, roll, roll, roll, river roll.

Roll, roll, roll, roll, river roll.

 

Barges brought wood for houses to be built.

Some have fallen down but some are standing, still.

Roll, roll, roll, roll, river roll.

Roll, roll, roll, roll, river roll.

 

CHORUS:

In the south you might find gators, in the north you might find trout,

In the east and west you might just find some turtles hanging out.

You might take a canoe ride and afterwards a swim

Remember you’re a guest of our friends with scale and fin.

Roll, roll, roll, roll, river roll.

Roll, roll, roll, roll, river roll.

 

Grandma always said, “Please pick-up your trash.

Don’t wash up in the river, go home and take your bath!”

Roll, roll, roll, roll, river roll.

Roll, roll, roll, roll, river roll.

 

Minnows dart about in groups that we call schools

Their habitat is clean today ‘cause we know what to do.

Roll, roll, roll, roll, river roll.

Roll, roll, roll, roll, river roll.

 

CHORUS

 

The river in your town holds lots of history

Some is written down, some’s still a mystery.

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