Our Great Menominee River, Amen

This song was written by Elaine Mayer and performed by Dale & Lea Jane Burie

From the hidden springs of water
In our Upper Michigan,
Wisconsin waters rush to join in
To that sparkling band of water
That's been there forever,
She's our great Menominee River, amen! 

[Chorus] We have vowed to defend her
As her enemies go after
All the treasures that lie deep within.
We will fight to protect her
From those who don't respect her,
Our great Menominee River, amen!

She has carried life within her,
Run the paper mills beside her,
She's moved big timber down from the hills.
All the tribes and the trappers
Have their history within her,
Our great Menominee River, amen.

[Chorus]

Those foreign hands will kill her
If we don't band together,
She doesn't stand a chance on her own. 
There is strength in numbers,
United we can save her,
Our great Menominee River, amen!

She's our great Menominee River, amen!

Just watch her water flowing,
In the morning sun she's glowing,
Our great Menominee River, Amen!

Lyrics and Melody written by Elaine Mayer. All instrumentation and vocals by Dale Burie and Lea Jane Berinati Burie. Produced by Dale Burie and Lea Jane Berinati Burie. Recorded at ‘Tater Patch Recording Studio, Wausaukee, Wisconsin. Copyright and Published by: Dale Burie Music Group, BMI, Nashville, Tennessee.

2 thoughts on “Our Great Menominee River, Amen

  1. Lori Paitl

    Wonderful, Wonderful Tune 🎶 … Dale & Lea Jane Burie, and Elaine Mayer 💖. #SaveTheMeNOMINEeRiver 💙💦 … #WaterIsLife … 💙💦
    Much Love Fellow Water Protectors ~ Lori Paitl

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