The story of Paul Bunyan comes to life and song in this wonderful new 2-part piece with lyrics by J. Paul Williams and music by Craig Curry. A fun, educational piece about the Paul Bunyan stories, written for “The American Experience” choral series for school choirs.
An accompaniment CD is available here.
There was a mighty logging man
Who lived a long time ago
Known by everyone from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico
He made the Whistling River stop whistling
And made Knute the Snake stop hissing
A tireless worker who earned great fame
Paul Bunyan, Paul Bunyan, Paul Bunyan was his name.
One summer day he formed Puget Sound
With an artic glacier he had found
Then he dug the Hood Canal and
Never even used a plow!
Later for the people of Oregon
He hollowed out Crater Lake
Put an island in the middle of it
Which you can still see today!
He had a big blue ox he raised
Named him "Babe" and fed him hay.
When Babe moved the ground would shake
Just like a major earthquake!
Paul Bunyan cleared the desert of ev'ry tree
While Babe played Hide and Seek.
Then they built the Rocky Mountains one week
And on the way they made Pike's Peak!
A tireless worker who earned great fame,
Paul Bunyan, Paul Bunyan, Paul Bunyan was his name!