The Blizzard Canoe Trip Rap

(by Coit R. Morrison)


She was a frosty winter morning in '92
It was cool for us, it be cold for you
The air was sharp and crisp, the time was 6:09
Enjoying our sleeping bags oh so fine

We stripped off our bags in anticipation
Preparing for the trek with much motivation
We packed our camp after stuffing face
It was then to the river we set the pace

As we loaded up the car and were on our way
Snow began falling at the start of the day
The ground was covered with so much white
Sliding atop the ridge gave us such a fright

P-P-P-Paddle
Said the captain through the snow
P-P-P-Paddle
Through this blizzard we must go
P-P-P-Paddle
The Creek Critters in reply
P-P-P-Paddle
We'll paddle till we die

**********

At last we saw a sight to good to be true
A stack of canoes just coming into view
The man at the door shocked that we had come
Thought canoeing in snow was very dumb

After assuring him we still wanted to go
It was into the bus with canoes in tow
Before we got out at the drop off point
He gave us one more chance to split this joint

What's a little snow we all had said
Then giving us directions as he shook his head
Go down this river eight miles before you stop
To a hill called Todd with a store on top

P-P-P-Paddle
Said the captain through the snow
P-P-P-Paddle
Through this blizzard we must go
P-P-P-Paddle
The Creek Critters in reply
P-P-P-Paddle
We'll paddle till we die

**********

It wasn't too long before ran into
Snow that fell harder and a wind that blew
The flakes were so thick it was hard to see
The distance between us and any old tree

What made things worse was when Greg and Jason
Fell into the frigid water basin
And even though the rest were more or less dry
Our fingers were so cold we wanted to cry

We Stopped just a moment for a bite to eat
But eating grub snowless was quite a feat
After everyone were rested and fed
It was back to the river with all eyes ahead

P-P-P-Paddle
Said the captain through the snow
P-P-P-Paddle
Through this blizzard we must go
P-P-P-Paddle
The Creek Critters in reply
P-P-P-Paddle
We'll paddle till we die

**********

We paddled & paddled till our bodies were numb
Wondering when the end to our journey would come
Here and there we'd see someone stop and stare
Though they thought us crazy we really didn't care

It was snowing so hard we feared we'd miss our mark
Our worst fears came true when rapids we embarked
So up the bank and to the road we did climb
Meeting a car for info just in time

They laughed and laughed saying that was three miles ago
But drove to our shuttle just to let them know
When all said and done would we do it again
Sure, ya'll come with us, just tell us when

P-P-P-Paddle
Said the captain through the snow
P-P-P-Paddle
Through this blizzard we must go
P-P-P-Paddle
The Creek Critters in reply
P-P-P-Paddle
We'll paddle till we die

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