There Goes the Mountain

Words and Music by Tom Paxton
PAX Music ASCAP

There goes the mountain
Father of fir trees
Home for the grizzlies
Under its snow
Shorn of its timber
Torn by the monsters
Taken by truckloads
To the great plains below

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And there goes the mountain
Avalanche maker
Heavenís caretaker
Breeder of streams
There goes the mountain
Maker of thunder
Torn down for the plunder
Remembered in dreams

There goes the mountain
Greeter of sunrise
Giant by starlight
The highest and best
The roar of the engines
The first in its lifetime
Will take what man values
And spit out the rest

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Lord of the highlands
Home for the eagle
Catcher of snowfalls
For millions of years
Bleeding in mudslides
Robbed of its insides
Prey to the skills of
The bold engineer

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