Old Man of the Lake


Wrote the day after Washington State’s Mt. Saint Helen blew and thought at the time it might be the start of a song. So silly. Can hardly believe it’s been 40-years since…

Spirit Lake
May be gone
Harry Truman
May be gone

But their
Memories
Live on
And live on

The she blew
And his legend
It grew and grew
Harryโ€™s big end

Spirit Lake
It is Gone
And Harry
Heโ€™s gone

But their
Memories
Live on
And live on

The Mountain
She will renew
After her pain
Nature so true

Harry is gone
And Spirit Lake
Remains gone
Legends live on

But their
Memories
Live on
And live on

May 19, 1980

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