LYRICS

Oregon

They crossed the Atlantic Ocean
Their boats were made of wood
They landed on the Eastern shore
And found the land was good
Most of them settled down
The others pushed across the Appalachians
Into the wilderness
Some in wagons some on foot
And horses for the rest
Most of them settled down

The others pushed across the Mississippi
About a mile wide
To face the great plains thirst and hunger
Many many died
Yes some got left behind

The others pushed across the Rocky Mountains
The salt flats of Utah
The waste land of Nevada
And the high Sierra saw
That some got left behind

The others pushed on to California
Those men who knew no rest
The Pacific Ocean stopped
Their restless movement west
Most of them settled down
The others turned around
Some turned to the South down to Mexico
But those people of whose blood I am
They said we go and settle Oregon
The people I come from they settled Oregon
The people I come from

Words and music: Tucker Zimmerman

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