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Erie Canal
Children's Song Lyrics and Sound Clip
Traditional Lyrics


This song is available on Judy Caplan Ginsburgh's Musical America.

I've got a mule, 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
filled with lumber, coal and hay
And we know every inch of the way from 
Albany to Buffalo.

Chorus:
Low bridge, everybody down
Low bridge for we're coming to a town
And you'll always know your neighbor, you'll always know your pal
If you've ever navigated on the Erie Canal.

We better get along on our way ol'gal, 
15 miles on the Erie Canal

'Cause you bet your life I'd never part with Sal, 
15 miles on the Erie Canal.
Git up there mule, here comes a lock,
We'll make Rome about 6 o'clock
One more trip and back we'll go, right back home to Buffalo.


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Lyrics courtesy of Judy Caplan Ginsburgh.
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