Mudcat Café message #995440 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61800   Message #995440
Posted By: Amergin
02-Aug-03 - 05:18 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Along the Verdigris (Tom Paxton)
Subject: Lyr Add: ALONG THE VERDIGRIS (Tom Paxton)
Along the Verdigris
Tom Paxton

Everywhere I look today, everything is green,
Oklahoma's prettier now, than I have ever seen,
High up in the cottonwood, an eagle makes her nest,
Evening on the Verdigris, the time I love the best.

Down along the Verdigris the seasons come and go
Life is right beside you here and you can feel it flow
Down to meet the Arkansas then rolling to the sea
All the way to New Orleans from here on the Verdigris

Come and take a walk with me, along the Verdigris,
I'll show you a sunset, that's the way it's meant to be,
Blackbird heading homeward, at the closing of the day,
Just like me, the Verdigris, is where he means to stay.


My first steps were taken where her muddy waters flow,
All my life I've walked these hills, these hills are what I know,
I tried life in Tulsa, did not do a thing for me,
I longed to hear the birds in song, along the Verdigris.