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Where the Two Rivers Meet
Ballad envisioning life and times of Lewis and Clark when they visited the confluence of the Platte and Missouri Rivers.
Acoustic - Acoustic Folk
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Terry Little
February 25, 2005
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Story behind the song
The song was written for the 2003 Chautauqua held in Plattsmouth, Nebraska and also to commemorate the 2004 Anniversary Celebration of the original Lewis & Clark Expedition held in Cass County, Nebraska. The song was performed live at the confluence (along the banks) of the Platte and Missouri Rivers during a recreation of the expedition.
WHERE THE TWO RIVERS MEET by Terry Little © June 29, 2003 INTRO: Great plains - summer sun. Watching the mighty rivers run. Prairie dogs; wild life - Where the two rivers meet. 1. Standing by the banks of the river I am not alone. I can hear the sound of voices whispering “Welcome home.” It was long ago, so I’ve been told, where the water turns the sand, From sea to shining sea they travelled, exploring this great land. CHORUS: Where the east meets the west, and the north touches south, From the mighty Missouri to the Platte River mouth - You can walk in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark Where the two rivers meet. 2. Walking along the banks of the river I watch the water flow. Deep and narrow; wide and shallow around the bend they go. Sons and daughters of pioneers - hear their laughter; feel their tears. Stories handed down over all these years where the two rivers meet. CHORUS BRIDGE: Where the two rivers meet, I’ll be there in the morning to watch the rising sun. At the end of the day, I will give thanks and pray For the blessings yet to come. 3. Looking beyond the banks of the river and the shifting of the sand. Learning the ways of the native American and living off the land. Fighting the current and sometimes each other was part of history. Their spirit is here; there is nothing to fear; at the confluence I’m free. CHORUS (twice)