Wild Northland

Lyrics: Torbert, Hovey
Music: Torbert, Hovey

Played by Bob Weir with Kingfish

Chorus
Well, it's a wild northland
Velvet green isle with a sky blue ring
Hey it's a wild northland
A cold steel trap with a frozen spring

Well, he's cold and tired
He's been traveling all day
You know Juneau is just a hundred miles away
And he's found his gold
He dug it from that ground
But today's he's a lost, tomorrow night found

[chorus]

Hey, it was just last spring
He found his golden gates
Now his greed kept a-telling him that winter would wait
But now his autumn's gone
And the skies are gray
Lord the land is all white, he can't find his way

Baby it's a wild northland
He knew she'd never marry him while he was poor
And it's a wild northland
And get down on your knees and dig a little more

[chorus]
Bob Weir Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     studio 1976 Kingfish Kingfish


Further Information
For an online discussion of the lyrics to this song see the deadsongs.vue conference on The Well.
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com

 


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