Hap Anthem

Willamette River Song (Our River)

Lewi Longmire: Lead Guitar, Vocals, Organ   www.lewilongmire.com

Anita Lee Elliott: Vocal Harmony

Drums: Gregg Williams greggwilliamspdx.tumblr.com

Jonah Majure: Bass

Willie Levenson: Rhythm Guitar (on chorus)

Lyrics: Willie Levenson, Tommy (T-Bone) Vandel

Everybody sing along!


"Our River"              

I fell into a dream one day, of a town where I could swim and play.
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That loved its river just like the land, the Cascade Mountains, the coast, and micro beer,
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I’m a river hugger, Willamette River lover,
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Your sparkling pride makes me come alive, roll on my friend, roll on.
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Brother, take me back to days gone by, when the Grand Ronde Tribes, and the salmon thrived,
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No dams, barges, bridges or cars, just canoes and oars and swimming under stars,
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Willamette Falls, our proud number two, outside of Niagara, no one's larger than you,
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Would you ever guess our river has tides, always lowest when the full moon shines, so bright
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--------THE BRIDGE-------------

What if years from now, children cry, reading history and asking why,
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You and I didn't draw a line in the sand, have the guts to care, and take a stand,
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----------END BRIDGE----------


Let's make Portland shine, there's work to be done, NOW is the time, we've already begun,
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So put on your suit and join the scene, get into your river, JUMP IN! Rip City sing!
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