Jim Bridger Song Lyrics and Chords

Jim Bridger ~ Johnny Horton

 

Jim Bridger Song Lyrics and Chords by Johnny Horton

 

Jim Bridger
Recorded by Johnny Horton
Written by Leon Payne
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Once there was a mountain man who couldn’t write his name
 
Yet he deserves the front row seat in History’s  
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Hall of Fame
 
He forgot  
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more about the Indians than we  
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will ever know
 
He spoke the  
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language of the Sioux  
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the Black Foot and the  
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Crow
 
(Let’s  
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drink to old Jim Bridger yes lift your glasses  
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high)
 
As long as there’s the USA don’t let his memory  
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die
 
(That he was making history never once occurred to  
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him)
 
But I  
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doubt if we’d been here if it weren’t for men like  
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Jim
 
He  
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spoke with General Custer and said listen Yellow Hair
 
The Sioux are the great nation so  
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treat ’em fair and square
 
Sit  
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in on their war council don’t  
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laugh away their pride
 
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Custer didn’t listen at Little Big Horn  
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Custer 
 
 
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died
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poems and there’s legends that tell of Carson’s fame
 
Yet compared to Jim Bridger Kit was  
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civilized and tame
 
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words are straight from Carson’s lips if you  
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place such story by him
 
If  
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there’s a man who knows this God for
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saken land its  
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Jim
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FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Jim Bridger?
– The song Jim Bridger was sang by Johnny Horton.

 

Who is Johnny Horton?
– John LaGale Horton (April 30, 1925 – November 5, 1960) was an American country music, honky tonk and rockabilly singer and musician, during the 1950s and early 1960s, best known for his saga songs that became international hits beginning with the 1959 single “The Battle of New Orleans”, which was awarded the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording. The song was awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award and in 2001 ranked No. 333 of the Recording Industry Association of America’s “Songs of the Century”. His first No. 1 country song was in 1959, “When It’s Springtime in Alaska (It’s Forty Below)”.
Horton’s music usually encompassed folk ballads based on American historic themes and legend. He had two successes in 1960 with both “Sink the Bismarck” and “North to Alaska,” the latter utilized over the opening credits to the John Wayne film of the same name. Horton died in November 1960 at the peak of his fame in a traffic collision, less than two years after his breakthrough. Horton is a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

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