Establishes "Low Bridge" as the state song and provides the lyrics.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4638 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY February 4, 2011 ___________Introduced by M. of A. SCHROEDER, BOYLAND, BURLING, COOK, ORTIZ -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. AMEDORE, J. MILLER, OAKS -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations AN ACT to amend the state law, in relation to establishing a state song THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The state law is amended by adding a new section 89 to read as follows: S 89. STATE SONG. THE SONG "LOW BRIDGE" BY THOMAS S. ALLEN WRITTEN IN 1902 SHALL BE THE OFFICIAL STATE SONG OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. THE LYRICS TO THE SONG ARE AS FOLLOWS: VERSE 1: I'VE GOT AN OLD MULE AND HER NAME IS SAL FIFTEEN YEARS ON THE ERIE CANAL SHE'S A GOOD OLD WORKER AND A GOOD OLD PAL FIFTEEN YEARS ON THE ERIE CANAL WE'VE HAULED SOME BARGES IN OUR DAY FILLED WITH LUMBER, COAL, AND HAY AND EVERY INCH OF THE WAY WE KNOW FROM ALBANY TO BUFFALO CHORUS: LOW BRIDGE, EVERY BODY DOWN LOW BRIDGE FOR WE'RE COMING TO A TOWN AND YOU'LL ALWAYS KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR AND YOU'LL ALWAYS KNOW YOUR PAL IF YOU'VE EVER NAVIGATED ON THE ERIE CANAL VERSE 2: WE'D BETTER LOOK AROUND FOR A JOB, OLD GAL FIFTEEN MILES ON THE ERIE CANAL 'CAUSE YOU BET YOUR LIFE I'D NEVER PART WITH SAL FIFTEEN MILES ON THE ERIE CANAL GIT UP THERE MULE, HERE COMES A LOCK WE'LL MAKE ROME 'BOUT SIX O'CLOCKEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06857-01-1 A. 4638 2
ONE MORE TRIP AND BACK WE'LL GO RIGHT BACK HOME TO BUFFALO REPEAT CHORUS VERSE 3: OH, WHERE WOULD I BE IF I LOST MY PAL? FIFTEEN MILES ON THE ERIE CANAL OH, I'D LIKE TO SEE A MULE AS GOOD AS SAL FIFTEEN MILES ON THE ERIE CANAL A FRIEND OF MINE ONCE GOT HER SORE NOW HE'S GOT A BUSTED JAW CAUSE SHE LET FLY WITH HER IRON TOE AND KICKED HIM BACK TO BUFFALO REPEAT CHORUS VERSE 4: 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 S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.