Erie Canal

This irresistible song captures the heyday of mule-drawn barges on the great Erie Canal in upstate New York from 1825-1880.  It's catchy melody and colorful lyrics make it a fabulous way to bring this part of American history to life. From Red's award-winning Favorite Sing Along Songs CD.

Themes: transportation, NY State history

Erie Canal

I got a mule and her name is Sal
15 miles on the Erie Canal
She's a good old worker and a good old pal
15 miles on the Erie Canal
We've hauled some barges in our day
Full of lumber, coal, and hay
And we know every inch of the way
From Albany to Buffalo

Low bridge, everybody down
Low bridge, ‘cause we're coming to a town
And you'll always know your neighbor
You'll always know your pal
If you ever navigated on the Erie Canal

© 1993 Smilin' Atcha Music, Inc.

Traditional- adapted and arranged by Red and Kathy Grammer


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