The Gallopin' Goose

C.W. McCall

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album: Track 8 in album Roses for Mama
release date: 1977
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock
length: 3:30

Album Information

country(area): United States
format: Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

C.W. McCall Roses for Mama cover art

Lyrics

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(Chip Davis, Bill Fries)
On a cold November mornin'
With an early snow a-fallin'
Came a mighty strange contraption
But to folks in Colorado

Past the red Cathedral spires
And the rapids far below
Near the fabled mines of Ophir
Came a goose a-plowin' snow
[Chorus]
Runnin' hot and on the loose
The Gallopin' Goose
Runnin' hot and on the loose

On a dozen wheels of iron
Spot-welded to her tail
Ten bags a' high-grade ore
Seven miners an' the mail
Up the side a' Sunshine Mountain
Eight Pierce-Arrow pistons pullin'
At the snowshed on the summit
He declared a busted driveshaft

With a Pierce-Arrow engine
Came the Rio Grande Southern
With a Pierce-Arrow engine
Came Number Five, The Gallopin' Goose
[Musical interlude here.]
Down the three-percent to Rico
They still talk about the Southern
From the roundhouse at Ridgway
All the tracks are gone for scrap iron

Past the red Cathedral spires
And the rapids far below
Near the fabled mines of Ophir
There's a legend in the snow
[Chorus]
Runnin' hot and on the loose
The Gallopin' Goose
Runnin' hot and on the loose

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Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Roses for Mama
  • 2 The Only Light
  • 3 Livin' Within My Means
  • 4 Watch the Wildwood Flowers
  • 5 Take My Duds to the Junkman
  • 6 The Battle of New Orleans
  • 7 I Don't Know (& But I Don't Care)
  • 8 The Gallopin' Goose
  • 9 Night Hawk
  • 10 Old Glory