|Words and Music by H. W. Matlack 1902|
|The men of old were strong and bold and full of energy,
They started out with song and shout the country for to see.
O'er hill and plain, with might and main, they wandered far and wide
And never feared, but pioneered, whatever might betide.
One day a bunch conceived a hunch that they would travel too,
The Mississip' without a slip they swam from shore to shore,
They hauled some logs from out the bogs and built a shack or two,
We celebrate, perpetuate, and joyfully acclaim