เพลง Sutter's Mill

อัลบั้ม High Country Snows

ศิลปิน Dan Fogelberg

14 ก.พ. 28

เนื้อเพลง Sutter's Mill

In the spring of 47

So the story, it is told

 

Old John Sutter went to the mill site

 

Found a piece of shinin' gold

 

Well, he took it to the city

 

Where the word like wildfire spread

 

And old John Sutter soon came to wish he'd

 

Left that stone in the river bed

 

For they came like herds of locusts

 

Every woman, child and man

 

In their lumberin' Conestogas

 

They left their tracks upon the land

 

Some would fail and some would prosper

 

Some would die and some would kill

 

Some would thank the Lord for their deliverance

 

And some would curse John Sutter's Mill

 

Well, they came from New York City

 

And they came from Alabama

 

With their dreams of findin' fortunes

 

In this wild unsettled land

 

Well, some fell prey to hostile arrows

 

As they tried to cross the plains

 

And some were lost in the Rocky Mountains

 

With their hands froze to the reins

 

Oh, some would fail and some would prosper

 

Some would die and some would kill

 

Some would thank the Lord for their deliverance

 

And some would curse John Sutter's Mill

 

Well, some pushed on to California

 

And others stopped to take their rest

 

And by the Spring of 1860

 

They had opened up the West

 

And then the railroad came behind them

 

And the land was plowed and tamed

 

When old John Sutter went to meet his maker

 

He'd not one penny to his name

 

Oh, some would fail and some would prosper

 

Some would die and some would kill

 

Some would thank the Lord for their deliverance

 

And some would curse John Sutter's Mill

 

And some would curse John Sutter's Mill

 

Some men's thirsts are never filled

 

 

 

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