Long, "a true American troubador," has generously donated one of his
favorite river ballads, "Blue Highway*," to the Rivers of
Life Mississippi Adventure. Now, your students can join Larry in song.
Here's how the
- Download the song, "Blue
Highway*." We've made the file available in several formats, to
accomodate many media players.
- Explore, and become familiar
with, the structure, lyrics, and sentiments of the song.
- Write new lyrics that represent
your own river, or creek, or watershed.
- Email your lyrics to Rivers
of Life at firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll send the lyrics to Larry,
and he'll choose his favorites. Winning lyrics will be performed by Larry
on the upcoming Audubon Ark river
trip, in October of 2000.
part of river history! Get on the "Blue Highway."
Long Publishing (BMI)
Used by permission,
courtesy of Larry Long.
"Blue Highway" is found on Larry Long's CD, "Run for
Freedom, Sweet Thunder" (Flying Fish Records; Rounder Records 1997).
If you enjoy
this work, please consider getting this CD and other works by Larry
For Freedom, Sweet Thunder (1997)
Takes a Lot Of People (1989) Troubadour (1992)
In A Rich Man's World (1995)
I STAND: Elders' Wisdom, Children's Song (1996)
Folkways Children's Music Collection (1998)
- New Folk Favorites
(Hal Lenoard Publishing)
- River Circular Ringing
In The Wilderness
- Elders' Wisdom,
Children's Song Guidebook (Sing Out)
here to learn more about Larry Long