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Pleasure Ground

This song was created for Game of Bands round 257 : "70s Music"

Lyrics:

Pleasure Ground

Hey little gray jay
Tell me 'bout your day, did you have much luck?
Hey little gray jay
Tell me 'bout the day when the deal was struck

Faithful Ferdinand, all about the land
A meddlin' hand in the plans of carrion crow
Now men hike in a sight-see queue
With a camera's view of a pine plateau

Mountain streams and steep ravines
Lantern beams and deep latrines
Geysers gleam and keep belief
While guides and a stone-ring show pose no relief

Hey little gray jay
Tell me 'bout your day, did you have much luck?
Hey little gray jay
Tell me 'bout the day when the deal was struck

'72, and the Grant was true
To a ward for nat'ral tracts of soil and snow
Paid no heed to the claim or creed
Of the men who they decreed must go

High 'pon Eagle Peak, all the way to Reese Creek
Elk and bison invitin' you in to gawk
Theirs was a fate to belong on a plate
'Til we planted a gate in a gap of rock

Faithful Ferdinand, all about the land
A meddlin' hand in the plans of carrion crow
Now men hike in a sight-see queue
With a camera's view of a pine plateau

Mountain streams and steep ravines
Lantern beams and deep latrines
Geysers gleam and keep belief
While guides and a stone-ring show pose no relief

[Simultaneous with previous verse]
Hey little gray jay
Tell me 'bout your day, did you have much luck?
Hey little gray jay
Tell me 'bout the day when the deal was struck
[X2]

[This song is about the 1872 establishing of Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in the U.S., from the perspective of a folk songwriter in 1972 who thinks that "modern" tourists are posers.]
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