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GUEST,AMY Origin: Barges (Girl Scout song) (136* d) RE: Origin of: 'Barges' (Girl Scout song) 03 Mar 08

I'm sure someone else has told the same story but I'm not gonna read them all.
There was a lady in a hospital and she wrote this song while she was stuck there watching the barges. She died before she could finish it which is why the 3rd verse is traditionally hummed rather than sang because it doesn't actually have any words.
There really isn't a fancy story to it other than that she didn't live to write the third verse.

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