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Thread #16367   Message #3017429
Posted By: GUEST,Dixon
28-Oct-10 - 12:33 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Colorado: 'If I had a wagon, I would ...'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Colorado: 'If I had a wagon, I would ...'
Okay i went to Berkley Elementary (long since closed)in Denver Colorado... and as i recall the lyrics we learned were a bit different. Maybe our school did a watered down version of it.

If I had a wagon I would ride to Colorado, ride to Colorado
If I had a covered wagon
If I had a wagon I would ride to the state
Where America can learn again
Just like Colorado men
How to hold their heads up high!

If I had a Toronado I would drive to Colorado, drive to Colorado
If I had a Tor-o-nad-o
If I had a Toronado I would drive to the state
Where America can learn again
Just like Colorado men
How to hold their heads up high!

If I had an airplane I would fly to Colorado, fly to Colorado
If I had an aero plane
If I had an airplane I would fly to the state
Where America can learn again
Just like Colorado men
How to hold their heads up high!

If I had a space ship I would land in Colorado, land in Colorado
If I had a space ship
If I had a space ship I would land in the state
Where America can learn again
Just like Colorado men
How to hold their heads up high!

Well I ain't got no covered wagon
ain't got no Toronado,
ain't got no airplane and I'll never have a space ship
But I've got two feet for walking and it's Pikes Peak or bust
Where America can learn again
Just like Colorado men
How to hold their heads up high!

I know there was an album made of the Denver school kids singing back in the very early 70's. This song was on that album.
Anyone have the album?