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GUEST,Laura Lyr Req: Colorado: 'If I had a wagon, I would ...' (58* d) RE: Lyr Req: Colorado: 'If I had a wagon, I would ...' 13 Feb 12


Thanks for the links!


Here's the lyrics as I sang them in 1985, as part of the camping song repertoire we learned at Moore Elementary school in Fort Collins for Poudre R-1 school district's "Eco-Week" held up at CSU's Pingree Park every year for 6th graders. Best memories ever.


If I had a Wagon a.k.a. The Colorado Song*
(*parenthesis = possible variation or addition)


If I had a wagon I would go to Colorado, go to Colorado
If I had a wagon! I would...
If I had a wagon I would go to the state
where a man can walk a mile high.

You come across the prairie, and there (alt: "right") before your eyes
you can see those Rocky Mountain peaks
a' climbing right up to the sky
climbing right up to the sky.

If I had a Chevy I would drive to Colorado, drive to Colorado
If I had a Chevy! I would...
If I had a Chevy I would drive to the state
where a man can walk a mile high.

Well I'm lookin' for more than silver,
I'm lookin' for more than gold.
Just like the Rocky Mountain state's
got folks who are rugged and bold
folks who are rugged and bold.

If I had an airplane I would fly to Colorado, fly to Colorado
If I had an airplane! I would...
If I had an airplane I would fly to the state
where a man can walk a mile high.

Just take a big deep breath of that most abundant air
That is why so many folks (alt: "that's why you'll find so many folks")
from California are there,
(from) California are there.

If I had a spaceship I would land in Colorado, land in Colorado
If I had a spaceship! I would...
If I had a spaceship I would land in the state
where a man can walk a mile high.

There's hating and there's fighting
across this world so wide;
a uniting spirit they will find
at the great continental divide
at the great continental divide.

(Well now) I don't have a wagon and I don't have a Chevy,
and I don't have an airplane and I'll never have a spaceship;
but I've got two feet to climb (alt: "walk") with and it's
Pike's Peak or bust;
where America can learn again, just like Colorado can
how to hold their head up high
where man can walk a mile high.



Best,

L


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