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John Glen Song

 

In 1642 said King George the third

The Queensbury lands should be sold

Prices was low and the property did go

To Abraham Wing I am told.

 

Col. Glen got a steal for the price of a meal

All you people of Glens Falls stop and think

This never could have been if it hadn't been for Glen

Who bought the town for a round of drinks.

 

Then Abraham Wing he built a saw mill

This mill was a service to the town

The English were there speaking British everywhere

The Revolution came all around.

 

Col. Glen got a steal for the price of a meal

All you people of Glens Falls stop and think

This never could have been if it hadn't been for Glen

Who bought the town for a round of drinks.

 

So Col. Glen he came from Schenectady

And asked Wing out for to dine

While eating the meal he just bought himself a deal

For the price of sparkling sherry wine.

 

Col. Glen got a steal for the price of a meal

All you people of Glens Falls stop and think

This never could have been if it hadn't been for Glen

Who bought the town for a round of drinks.

 

All the papers he had, he gave them to Glen

But the name was written down as Wing's Falls

There would have to be a change in the spelling of the name

And today the town is known as Glens Falls

 

Col. Glen got a steal for the price of a meal

All you people of Glens Falls stop and think

This never could have been if it hadn't been for Glen

Who bought the town for a round of drinks.

 

 

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