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Sailing Down My Dirty Stream (Pete Seeger) Sailing down my dirty stream Still I love it and I'll keep the dream That some day though maybe not this year My Hudson River will once again run clear. It starts high in the mountains of the North Crystal clear and icy trickles forth With just a few floating wrappers of chewing gum Dropped by some hikers to warn of things to come. At Glens Falls, five thousand honest hands Work at the Consolidated Paper Plant Five million gallons of waste a day Why should we do it any other way? Down the valley one million toilet chains Find my Hudson so convenient place to drain And each little city says, "Who, me? Do you think that sewage plants come free?" In the great ocean they say the water's clear But I live at Beacon pier here Half way between the mountains and sea Tacking back and forth, this thought returns to me Sailing up my dirty stream Still I love it and I'll dream That some day though maybe not this year Yes, my Hudson and my country will run clear. Copyright Pete Seeger RG Apr98
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