The Ballad of Grizzly Adams

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The Ballad of Grizzly Adams

 

Back in the eighteen-fifties

In that San Francisco town,

Wasn't much could make those miners

Put their whiskeys down,

But don't you know they'd leave their bars

To fill the streets and stare,

When Grizzly Adams came along

A ridin' on his bear.

 

It was blowin' cold and drizzly

When he hopped up on his grizzly,

To give those California

Folks a show,

Then he wandered into hist'ry

Leaving nothing but the myst'ry…

"Where did all those characters

Like Grizzly Adams go?"

 

He talked about his critters

Nearly every time he spoke,

Grizzly bears just seemed to be his

Favorite kind of folk,

He wrestled with his furry friends

Like daddies with their kids,

And no one could have loved them more

Than Grizzly Adams did.

 

With his snow-white beard and buckskins

He would wander fancy free,

Through the mountains and the woodlands

Of our nation's memory.

 

It was blowin' cold and drizzly

When he hopped up on his grizzly,

To give those California

Folks a show,

Then he wandered into hist'ry

Leaving nothing but the myst'ry…

"Where did all those characters

Like Grizzly Adams go?"

 

p.s. In case you are a member of a Bluegrass, Folk, or Western group (or know someone who is) and might be interested in co-writing, please let me know - dennisgoodwin1947@gmail.com


Submitted: October 28, 2020

© Copyright 2020 Dennis L. Goodwin. All rights reserved.

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