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Erie Canal:
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I got a mule and her name is Sal
Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal
She’s a good old worker and a good old pal
Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal
We’ve hauled some barges in our day
Filled with lumber, coal and hay
And we know every inch of the way
From Albany to Buffalo

Low bridge everybody down
Low bridge for we’re coming to the town
You’ll always know your neighbor
You’ll always know your pal
If you’ve ever navigated on the Erie Canal

We better get along on our way, old gal
Fifteen miles on the Eire Canal
Cause you bet your life, I’d never part with Sal
Fifteen miles on the Eire Canal
Git up there, mule, here comes a lock
We’ll make Rome about six o’clock
One more trip and back we’ll go
Right back home to Buffalo


Don’t have to call when I want my Sal
Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal
She trots from her stall like a good old gal
Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal
I eat my meals with Sal each day
I eat beef and she eats hay
And she ain’t so slow if you want to know
She put the ‘buff’ in Buffalo

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Wiki article on Erie Canal


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