Erie Canal Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Bruce Springsteen
album: Track 6 in album We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
release date: 2006-4-24
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
length: 4:04
trumpet: Mark Pender
double bass: Jeremy Chatzky
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
recorded by: Toby Scott
violin: Sam Bardfeld and Soozie Tyrell
background vocals: Frank Bruno, Larry Eagle, Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg, Sam Bardfeld, Eddie Manion, Patti Scialfa, Mark Pender, Soozie Tyrell, Jeremy Chatzky and Mark Clifford
guitar: Frank Bruno
drums & percussion: Larry Eagle
saxophone: Eddie Manion
trombone: Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg
banjo: Mark Clifford
lead vocals & background vocals: Bruce Springsteen
tuba: Art Baron
assistant mixer: Brandon Duncan
assistant recorded by: Kevin Buell and Ross Peterson
accordion & organ & Hammond organ & piano: Charlie Giordano
mandolin & harmonica & percussion & Hammond organ & piano & guitar & tambourine: Bruce Springsteen
writer: Thomas S. Allen
arranger: Bruce Springsteen
composer: Bruce Springsteen

Cover Art

Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions cover art
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I've got a mule and her name is Sal
Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal
She's a good old worker and a good old pal
Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal
We haul'd some barges in our day
Filled with lumber, coal and hay
We know every inch of the way
From Albany to Bufallo

Low bridge, ev'rybody down
Low bridge, we're coming to a town
You'll always know your neighbour
And you'll always know your pal
If ya ever navigated on the Erie Canal

We'd better look around for a job, old gal
Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal
You can bet your life I'll never part Sal
Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal

Get up mule, here comes a lock
We'll make Rome 'bout six o'clock
One more trip and we'll go
Right back home to Buffalo

Low bridge, ev'rybody down
Low bridge, we're coming to a town
You'll always know your neighbour
And you'll always know your pal
If ya ever navigated on the Erie Canal

Where would I be if I lost my pal?
Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal
I'd like to see a mule as good as my Sal
Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal

A friend of mine once got her sore
Now he's got a broken jaw
'Cause she let fly with an iron toe
And kicked him back to Bufallo

Low bridge, ev'rybody down
Low bridge, we're coming to a town
You'll always know your neighbour
And you'll always know your pal
If ya ever navigated on the Erie Canal

Low bridge, ev'rybody down
Low bridge, we're coming to a town
You'll always know your neighbour
And you'll always know your pal
If ya made your livin' on the Erie Canal

Low bridge, ev'rybody down
Low bridge, we're coming to a town


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Old Dan Tucker
  • 2 Jesse James
  • 3 Mrs. McGrath
  • 4 O Mary Don’t You Weep
  • 5 John Henry
  • 6 Erie Canal
  • 7 Jacob’s Ladder
  • 8 My Oklahoma Home
  • 9 Eyes on the Prize
  • 10 Shenandoah
  • 11 Pay Me My Money Down
  • 12 We Shall Overcome
  • 13 Froggie Went a Courtin’