Sunday, February 24, 2008

Cascadian Drinking Song

Blue Moon Tavern in Seattle, courtsey of Wikipedia.


Here's a short Drinking Song I came up with while bored at work the other day. There's no real tune for it yet. If anyone has any ideas, suggestions, or additions let me know.


From the Emerald City to Bridgetown down South
An Ode to Cascadia I sing from my mouth.

With it's mountains so mighty and its trees oh so tall,
We drink to Cascadia 'cause it's got it all.

Cheers! to Cascadia with all of it's green,
Where the women like it dirty and the waters are clean.

Cheers! to Cascadia let the rain fall outside,
We'll dance in the puddles while the foreigners hide.

We've got breweries a plenty, the best pot around,
and Autumn brings magical fruit from the ground.

In winter the snow piles high on the peaks,
and long summer nights let us stay out and drink!

Cheers! to Cascadia with all of it's green,
Where the women like it dirty and the waters are clean.

Cheers! to Cascadia let the rain fall outside,
We'll dance in the puddles while the foreigners hide.

We pour,
One for the Salmon who's homes all got dammed,
by greedy capitalists here in this land.

But now we have wisdom, we've learned from the past,
We must work with nature to make this land last.

Cheers! to Cascadia with all of it's green,
Where the women like it dirty and the waters are clean.

Cheers! to Cascadia let the rain fall outside,
We'll dance in the puddles while the foreigners hide.

4 comments:

Emerald City Scion said...

Your lyrics are great!

I hope you find a good tune to go with it. Maybe try an old standby and see if it fits--the Notre Dame fight song tune, or something along those lines.

--ECS

Oregonianinhumboldt said...

I totally sang it in my head while reading it with an Irish jig like tune...

Peace-
From the Oregonian down in Humboldt County

travis said...

I may have a tune...although not to creative. just sing it so that a little more than the first half is rising and the last few(3-4) words ar falling.

example:
An Ode to Casss---kayyy---dee--aa (rising in tone)
I sing (medium tone)
(lower tone)from my mouth.

you can sort of apply it to most lines.

William said...

Can my ska band, the Octones, sing this in our shows?