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Up at Ellen's House
Black Mountain Mustang
Clinch Mountain Backstep
A Red,Red Rose
The Immigrant Song
Thompson's Reel
Nashville Tow-truck Blues
Birthday Box Waltz
The Stockyards of Texas               
Crack of Dawn
The Cypress Hills
When It's Lamplighting Time In the Valley
What's it Like?
Pancho and Lefty


The Immigrant Song
(Original Poem by Emma Lazarus, Additional Lyrics by Lela and Rainy Miatke)
Rainy and I are homeschooled, and we found the poem in one of our history books one day. We thought that it would make a good song, so we wrote verses and a tune to it. Unlike some songs, this one took us about a month to write. We wrote about a verse a week. The chorus is the poem by Emma Lazarus that is written on the statue of liberty.

Give me your tired, your poor
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore
Send these, the homeless, the tempest tossed to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door

They came in millions by sea
Driven by the hope of being free
They flocked in by the score
Dreaming of living on land that was their own
When they set foot on America’s bright shore

The sky was filled with clouds
The city skyline ready to surround
They flooded on the deck
Waiting, impatient, for what New York might bring
And thinking of the old world they had left

Just let me through that door
Don’t keep me here and point my head around
I’ve journeyed all the way across the sea
And my family’s waiting out there in that crowd
So give me one more stab at being free

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