Colorado

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Appears on Album Up With People III
Writing Credits Words and Music by Paul Cowell and David Allen

CHORUS
If I had a wagon I would go to Colorado,
Go to Colorado, go to Colorado
If I had a wagon I would go to the state
Where you can walk a mile high.

VERSE
You come across the prairie
And there before your eyes
You see the Rocky Mountain peaks
Climbing up to the skies,
Climbing up to the skies.

CHORUS
If I had a Chevy I would drive to Colorado,
Drive to Colorado, drive to Colorado
If I had a Chevy I would drive to the state
Where you can walk a mile high.

VERSE
I’m looking for more than silver,
I’m looking for more than gold.
Just like those Rocky Mountains they’ve got
Folks who are rugged and bold,
Folks who are rugged and bold.

CHORUS
If I had an airplane I would fly to Colorado,
Fly to Colorado, fly to Colorado
If I had an airplane I would fly to the state
Where you can walk a mile high.

VERSE
Just take a big deep breath of
That most abundant air.
That is why so many folks from
California are there,
California are there.

CHORUS
If I had a spaceship I would land in Colorado,
Land in Colorado, land in Colorado
If I had a spaceship I would land in the state
Where you can walk a mile high.

VERSE
There’s hating and there’s fighting
Across the world so wide.
A uniting spirit they will find
At the great Continental Divide,
At the great Continental Divide.

Well! I don’t have a wagon and I don’t have a Chevy
And I don’t have an airplane and I’ll never have a spaceship
But I’ve got two feet to climb with and it’s Pike’s Peak or bust,
Where everyone can learn again,
Just like Coloradoans,
How to hold their heads up high,
Where you can walk a mile high.


Copyright © 1967 by Up with People

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