Laurie Anderson Hiawatha Lyrics
By the shores of Gitche Gumee By the shining Big- Sea- Water Downward through the evening twilight In the days that are forgotten >From the land of sky blue waters And I said: Hello Operator Get me Memphis Tennessee And she said: I know who you're tryin to call darlin And he's not home he's been away But you can hear him on the airwaves He's howlin at the moon Yeah this is your country station And honey this next one's for you. And all along the highways and under the big western sky They're singing Ooo oooooo They're singing Wild Blue. And way out on the prairie and up in the high chaparral They hear a voice it says: Good evening This is Captain Midnight speaking And I've got a song for you Goes somethin like this: Starlight Starbright We're gonna hang some new stars in the heavens tonight. They're gonna circle by day They're gonna fly by night We're goin sky high. Yoo Hooooo hooo. Yeah yoo hooo Ooo Hooooooooo So good night ladies And good night gentlemen Keep those cards and letters coming And please don't
call again. Geronimo and little Nancy Marilyn and John F. dancing Uncle took the message and it's written on the wall. These are pictures of the houses Shining in the midnight moonlight While the King sings Love Me Tender. And all along the watchtowers aand under the big western sky They're singing Yoo Hooooo They're singing Wild Blue. And wau wau up there, bursting in air Red rockets, bright red glare >From the land of sky blue waters Sent by freedom's sons and daughters. We're singing Ooo Hoooooooo We're singing Wild Blue. We're singing Ooo Hoooooooo Ooo Hooooooooo And dark behind it rose the forest Rose the black and gloomy pine trees Rose the firs with ones upon them And bright before it beat the water Beat the clear and sunny water Beat the shing Big- Sea- Water
Written by: Laurie Anderson
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.