Low Bridge Everybody Down (Erie Canal)

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Written in 1905 by Thomas Allen, "Low Bridge, Everybody Down" is better known as "Erie Canal." Penny Opry's version is based on the 1915 sheet music edition.

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I've got a mule and her name is Sal
Fifteen years on the Erie Canal
She's a good old worker and a good old pal
Fifteen years on the Erie Canal

We've hauled some barges in our day
Filled with lumber, coal, and hay
And every inch of the way we know
From Albany to Buffalo

Chorus:
Low bridge, everybody down
Low bridge we must be getting to a town
you can always tell your neighbor
You can always tell your pal
If you've ever navigated on the Erie Canal

We'd better look out for a job old gal
Fifteen years on the Erie Canal
You'd bet your life I'd never part with Sal
Fifteen years on the Erie Canal

Get up there glad we've passed that lock
We'll make Rome 'fore six o'clock
One more trip and then we'll go
Right straight back to Buffalo

Low bridge, everybody down
Low bridge we must be getting to a town
You can always tell your neighbor
You can always tell your pal
If you've ever navigated on the Erie Canal

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from Alluvium, released October 26, 2018

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