Frank V. Gardner

Rookie (2 December 1922 - / Washington, D. C.)

We Want A Bridge At Echols Street - Poem by Frank V. Gardner

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(Tune: 'Hi Lee, Hi Lo, Hi Lup up up')

We want a bridge at Echols Street!
We need it right away!
We're showing all the townspeople
By marching here today.

Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup up up;
Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup.
Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup up up;
Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup.

It's something we've been waiting for
Throughout so many years;
And in the process we have shed
A lot of sweat and tears.

Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup up up;
Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup.
Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup up up;
Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup.

That Maple Avenue is such
A long way all around.
A bridge at Echols Street that's safe
Is needed by our town.

Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup up up;
Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup.
Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup up up;
Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup.


(Children's march to Town Hall, Vienna, Virginia, May 25,1963) .


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 28, 2009

Poem Edited: Friday, March 30, 2012


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