Geology Folk Song Medley

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1. MEANDERING RIVER

Meandering river
You roll on down the plain
Eroding and unloading
The rocks that you find
Until you make an oxbow lake

You know where you’re going
Where gravity’s inclined
Just look at all the wonders
That you leave behind
Meandering river and time

2. EMPTY TENTS IN THE VALLEY

Empty tents in the valley
Where did those geologists go?
Are they up on the cliff?
Or down in the schist?
Or floating in that river below?

Empty tents in the valley
Where did those geologists go?
Empty tents in the valley
We may never, ever know

3. MY DARLING TALUS SLOPE

There once was a girl that I courted
And I called her my talus slope
I thought she was my one true love
But she left me and called me a dope

There once was a girl that he courted
And he called her his clastic wedge
But his geologic term of endearment
Finally sent her over the edge

4. DIG IT DIG IT DEEP (THE BATHOLITH SONG)

You gotta dig it dig it deep
(dig it dig it deep)
Dig it down to the pith
(dig it down to the pith)
If you wanna get down
(if you wanna get down)
To the batholith
(to the batholith)

It’s like a giant blimp
(like a giant blimp)
In the crust of the planet
(in the crust of the planet)
But you’ve never seen a blimp
(you’ve never seen a blimp)
Made of rock solid granite
(rock solid granite)

You gotta dig it dig it deep, etc.

5. THE OUTCROP IN THE SKY

When our earthly time has run
And we face life’s setting sun
We’re rollin’ to the outcrop in the sky

We might erode or crystallize
Or subduct and orogenize
Or just roll on to the outcrop in the sky

6. MIGHTY FINE HAMMER

Well it’s a mighty fine hammer
Ringing through the canyon
It’s a mighty fine hammer
Ringin’ cross the land
It’s a mighty fine hammer
Ringing from the mountain
Ringing out to every
Woman, child and man

No, we’re not going home!
No, we won’t be moved!
We’ll keep chippin’ away
We’ve got something to prove
No, we won’t be satisfied!
We’ll hammer round the clock
Until we learn that mineral
Composition of the rock!

credits

from The Fossil Record, released May 10, 2019
ron butler, jr.: lead vocals
lisa bode heard: vocals
bass, vocals: ryan mosley
guitar, banjo, vocals: ray hedgpeth

words and music by ray hedgpeth
2019 Improbable Futon Music ASCAP

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The Amoeba People Lakewood, California

The Amoeba People are musical ambassadors from the Planet Crouton, here to learn about our world, to unravel the wonders of its natural history, to study the life which inhabits it and to parse the mysteries of the human species by learning its dance moves. The band consists of Mr. Hedgpeth (captain), Mr. Jordan (navigator), and Mr. Mosley (engineer and technician). ... more

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