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Thread #16367   Message #2956375
Posted By: GUEST,jks
01-Aug-10 - 07:27 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Colorado: 'If I had a wagon, I would ...'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Colorado: 'If I had a wagon, I would ...'
What a great song -- I finally found it and burned a CD after many years of searching. I was in high school '67 to '70 and my after-school job was driving a delivery route. Hal Moore on KHOW 630 was the afternoon drive-time D.J. to whom I listened every day, and I was usually on my way back to the store when this came on every Friday afternoon at 5:10 after Tim Kenney's newscast. Hal Moore would say, "All right everybody, it's time for all of you out there on your way home on the Valley Highway to pull your cars over to side of the road, get out, face the purple mountains majesties, put your hand over your heart and SING THE COLORADO SONG AS WE START THE WONDERFUL WEEKEND IN THE WEST!!!" Then the whip would crack and with a "C'mon, big mule!" we were off. I could swear looking around the rest of cars on the road or at a stoplight, at least a third of the other drivers were singing right along with me......