10 of the Woody Guthrie songs/Grand Coolee Dam

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10 of the Woody Guthrie songs by Woody Guthrie
Grand Coolee Dam
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BIG GRAND COOLEE DAM
Words and music by Woody Guthrie


WELL THE WORLD HAS SEVEN WONDERS THAT THE TRAVELERS ALWAYS TELL
SOME GARDENS AND SOME FLOWERS I GUESS YOU KNOW THEM WELL
BUT NOW THE GREATEST WONDER IS IN UNCLE SAM'S FAIR LAND
IT'S THAT KING COLUMBIA RIVER AND THAT BIG GRAND COOLEE DAM!
     SHE HEADS UP THE CANADIAN ROCKIES WHERE THE RIPPLING WATERS GLIDE
     COMES RUMBLING DOWN HER CANYON TO MEET THAT SALTY TIDE
     OF THAT WIDE PACIFIC OCEAN WHERE THE SUN SETS IN THE WEST
     IN THAT BIG GRAND COOLEE COUNTRY THE LAND I LOVE THE BEST.
          SHE WINDS DOWN HER GRANITE CANYON AND SHE BENDS ACROSS THE LEA
          LIKE A SILVER RUNNING STALLION DOWN HER SEAWAY TO THE SEA
          CAST YOUR EYES UPON THE GREATEST THING YET BUILT BY HUMAN HANDS
          ON THAT KING COLUMBIA RIVER IT'S THAT BIG GRAND COOLEE DAM.
               IN THAT MISTY CRYSTAL GLITTER OF HER WILD AND WINDWARD SPRAY
               WE CARVED A MIGHTY HISTORY OF THE SACRIFICES MADE
               SHE RIPPED OUR BOATS TO SPLINTERS BUT SHE GAVE US DREAMS DREAM
               OF THE DAY THE COOLEE DAM WOULD CROSS THAT WILD AND WASTED STREAM
WE ALL TOOK UP THIS CHALLENGE IN THE YEAR OF THIRTY THREE
FOR THE FARMER AND THE FACTORY AND ALL OF YOU AND ME
WE SAID, ROLL ALONG COLUMBIA, YOU CAN RAMBLE TO YOUR SEA
BUT RIVER WHILE YOU'RE RAMBLING YOU CAN DO A LITTLE WORK FOR ME!
     NOW IN WASHINGTON AND OREGON YOU HEAR THE FACTORIES HUM
     MAKING CHROME AND MAKING MANGANESE AND LIGHT ALUMINUM
     AND YOU SEE A FLYING FORTRESS WING HER WAY FOR FREEDOM LAND
     SPAWNED UP ON THAT KING COLUMBIA BY THAT BIG GRAND COOLEE DAM.

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