"The Erie Canal" was written by Thomas S. Allen in 1905. It's also called "Low Bridge! Everybody Down!" and "15 Years on the Erie Canal".

"Albany, Buffalo, and Rome are towns in upper New York State. Albany is the state capital. Via a series of locks the Erie Canal was built between these towns to convey agricultural products and other merchandise to market. The flat-bottomed barges had no motor and depended on a mule to drag them down the waterway led by a mule-driver." -Nancy

The Erie Canal - American Children's Songs - The USA - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Many thanks to Nancy Membrez for contributing this song and for singing it for us!

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