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Covered Wagon

(Bob Nolan)

 

Sing along with Bob Nolan in his home

 

They were built in Missouri from the oak and the pine

And they creaked and groaned but still they made good time.

Though the axles kept breaking and the canvas was tore,

Every man turned his back on his home forevermore.

 

Across that mighty mountain,

That wide-open plain,

Oh, I値l need you, covered wagon,

To keep me from the rain.

 

They were driven by buckskin-covered men with a will

And they crossed that plain and then they climbed that hill.

There were some fought and struggled, there were some left their bones,

But they built them a continent of sticks and stones.

 

Across that mighty mountain,

That wide-open plain,

Oh, I値l need you, covered wagon,

To keep me from the rain.

 

When the snow-covered Rockies broke the spokes in the wheels,

Why they pushed and pulled and then they ate cold meals.

Pioneer men and women lie a-buried in sod

Yet they stood by their rifles and their trust in God.

 

Across that mighty mountain,

That wide-open plain,

Oh, I値l need you, covered wagon,

To keep me from the rain.

 

禅was the brave pioneer that made this land what it is,

Did the mighty deeds that he claimed was his.

Then that old covered wagon really made history

For it carried the ancestors of you and me.

 

Across that mighty mountain,

That wide-open plain,

Oh, I値l need you, covered wagon,

To keep me from the rain.

 

Across that mighty mountain,

That wide-open plain,

Oh, I値l need you, covered wagon,

To keep me from the rain.

 

 

 

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For permission to record Bob Nolan's music, contact: The Songwriter痴 Guild of America

This song has never been commercially recorded.