WILLIAMS LAKE STAMPEDE

by Alan Moberg, arr. Larry Nickel

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featuring Chor Leoni
Alan Moberg, one of BCs favorite folk song writers, gives us this rollicking musical vision of BCs best known (and wildest) rodeo. Complete with thigh slapping rhythm, catchy melody, and down home lyrics, it regales us with names of many of the Cariboos most famous cow towns. The tunes are simple but effective and Nickels harmonies are appropriately twangy and perfectly suited to a visit to part of the last frontier.

LYRICS

Pack up the gear, jump in the car, 
Head down the road and it’s not too far

Doodle, oodle, oodle, oodle, do, do, do, 
to the Williams Lake Stampede 
Come along friends and see part of the last frontier with me
We’ll pack our gear and head for the rodeo
We’ll camp outside of town right next to the big fairground
We’re gonna see the sights at the Williams Lake Stampede 
They’ll be comin from
Sugar Cane, Horsefly, Kleena Kleene, Alkali, Prince George and Quesnel
They’ll be comin from
Soda Creek, Cache Creek, Anahim, Bella Coola, Lillooet, you know darn well
They’ll come from far and wide to have a little drink and watch the cowboys ride
doodle oodle oodle oodle do do do at the Williams Lake Stampede 

Those broncs from Mulvahill they’ll test a cowboy’s skill
We’ll watch them ride those mean old Brahma bulls
We’ll shake hands with old friends that we’re glad to see again
We’re gonna meet them there at the Williams Lake Stampede 

There’s a pretty girl I know there, big brown eyes and long black hair
As the guitars play we’ll dance beneath the stars
But at noon when I awake I might feel my poor head ache

• 1.•
From the night before at the Williams Lake Stampede 

 

They’ll be comin from
  Kersley, South Fort, Lone Bute, Little Fort, the Gang Ranch and Hanceville
They’ll be comin from
  Red Rock, Nicola, Kamloops, Savona, 100 Mile, yes they will
They’ll come from far and wide to have a little drink and watch the cowboys ride
Singin doodle oodle oodle oodle do do do at the Williams Lake Stampede 
They’ll be comin from
  Sugar Cane, Horsefly, Kleena Kleene, Prince George and Quesnel
They’ll be comin from
  Soda Creek, Cache Creek, Anahim, Bella Coola, Lillooet, you know darn well
They’ll come from far and wide, bring all the kids, watch the cowboys ride
at the Williams Lake Stampede
Come to the Williams Lake Stampede

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