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Thread #16361   Message #152417
Posted By: Gene
21-Dec-99 - 10:46 AM
Thread Name: OBIT: Hank Snow Passes
Subject: Lyr Add: THE TRAVELLIN' SNOWMAN^^
A little known recorded tribute to Hank Snow!

IMHO: HANK SNOW - One of the GREATEST-
Singer/Picker/Writer/Performer/Entertainer!

THE TRAVELLIN' SNOWMAN
Recorded by Orval Prophet
Words and music by:
Henry [Hank] Lariviere and Orval Prophet

From his hometown, Nova Scotia
He went out and won great fame
Hank Snow, "The Singing Ranger"
Country Music, he did reign;

A star at the Grand Ole Opry Show
In Nashville, Tennessee
And he won the hearts of millions
As he sang for you and me;

Hank was never spoiled for luxury
He fought hard all the way
From cabin boy to salesman
Somehow he made it pay;

He worked down 'round the shipyard
And he sailed the deep blue sea
He'd pick and sing with his guitar
Just as happy as could be;

Yet another town is calling him
And the Snowman moves along
The Golden Rocket keeps on rollin'
Keep those big wheels a-movin' on;

Hank Snow, The Singing Ranger's
Now a legend of our time
And behind that jumbo Martin
Beats a heart so true and fine;

From Arizona to Alaska
Alabam' and to Maine
Old Montana and Nebraska
To New York and back again;

Yes, he flew across the ocean
To countries that were war torn
And he entertained the soldiers
In their Khaki uniforms;

He has a song about the railroad
And a song for lovers too
For the Navy and the Army
And the one who's feelin' blue;

If the Rhumba Boogie twists a guy
Hank Snow can do them all
You go see the Grand Ole Opry
When the works all done this fall;

Hank now resides in Madison
Near Nashville, Tennessee
It's a Snowman's home in paradise
He's happy as can be;

To his many friends and neighbors
And his country far away
We salute the Singing Ranger
From down Nova Scotia way.