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Jon Bartlett Lyr Req: I built the rocky mountains (7) RE: Lyr Req: I built the rocky mountains 14 Nov 09


Phil Thomas collected a set from Dr. Doug Leechman, learned in the Nicola Valley in BC in 1908, with a chorus of:

For I built the Rocky Mountains and I placed them where they are
Sold whisky to the Indians behind my little bar
'Twas I who built Niagara Falls and first discovered beer
And that was long before Columbus landed over here. (PJT341)

Leechman worked over the years with Marius Barbeau, and I believe Barbeau printed a set in Come A Singing! (1947), which, again I believe, he got from Leechman, but I think he changed it.

Jon Bartlett


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