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Slim Harrison - Sunnyland Music: Music

It All Flows into the Chesapeake Bay

(Slim Harrison - Sunnyland Music)
Written by Slim Harrison and the Students at Wolfsville Elementary

Written by Slim & the students at Wolfsville Elementary during a two week residency in the 90's

Oh, once upon a time, there was a little spring, The cleanest little spring, that you ever did see, And the clean water flowed down the mountains through the streams, And it flowed down the rivers, through the cities that gleam, And it all flowed into the Chesapeake Bay, And the kids go fishin' in the Bay! Hooray!!!

 

Then into that spring, a sewage system flowed, and some people in a car, dumped trash from the road...

And the trash and the sewage flowed into the spring and it flowed down the mountains through the creeks and the streams, and it flowed down the rivers through the cities that gleam, and it all flowed into the Chesapeake Bay, now the kids can't go fishin' in the Bay...Yuk!

 

Then along came a cow, went "Phuut" in the stream, and the fertilizer runoff, made the creek turn green...

And the "Phuut" and the fertilizer slime in the stream, mixed up with the sewage and the trash in the spring and it flowed down the mountains through the creeks and the streams and it flowed down the rivers through the cities that gleam, and it all flowed into the Chesapeake Bay, now the kids can't go crabbin' in the Bay...Yuk!!

Then a factory came, and some chemicals spilled, and they seeped in the river, and the fish got killed...And the chemicals mixed with the fertilizer slime, & the "Phuut" & the sewage & the trash in the stream,and it flowed down the mountains through the creeks and the streams, and it flowed down the rivers through the cities that gleam, and it at flowed into the Chesapeake Bay, now the kids can't go swimmin' in the Bay...Yuk!...Disgusting!  Are you ready to do somethin' about it?!?!

 

Well, the kids got together, and they went on TV, and they showed all the people, how clean it could be...

and they cleaned up the chemicals & fertilizer slime & the "Phuut" & the sewage & the trash in the stream,

And the clean water flowed down the mountains through the streams & it flowed down the rivers through the cities that gleam, & it all flowed into the Chesapeake Bay, & the kids can go fishin' in the Bay! Hooray!

 

Well, don't get too excited yet...

 

Cuz it took some time, and it seemed like years, no fish at first, so they shed some tears...

but by & by they could feel a pull, and they pulled in fish 'til the boat was full, & they took them home & they fed the neighborhood, and the folks all said they were mighty, mighty good, and the clean water flowed down the mountains through the streams and it flowed down the rivers through the cities that gleamed, & it all flowed into the Chesapeake Bay, and the kids can go fishin' in the Bay, Hooray!

Yeah, the kids can go crabbin' in the Bay! Hooray!!  Now the kids can go swimmin' in the Bay!  Hooray!!!

3 cheers for the Chesapeake Bay!!!