Rhymes, Rants & Accolades from North Central BC

My updated “rap” song for the Village of Fraser Lake. I wrote the original version more than 30 years ago. I’d hoped to find someone to put the lyrics to music but that didn’t happen. I finally had the nerve to perform it at Mouse Mountain Days in 2014.

IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOUNTAIN
In nineteen hundred and sixty-five
The town of Fraser Lake was like a bee-hive
People moving in from far away
In the shadow of the mountain
They had come to stay

Brand new houses and a shopping mall
Streets, a water system, recreation hall
One year later Fraser Lake would be
The newest village in the province of BC

Chorus: Fifty good years since incorporation
Now is the time for a big celebration
Let the bells ring out, let our voices soar
The mouse in the mountain will surely roar

The sleepy little hamlet beside the lake
Became a busy village that was wide awake
The population grew in a very short time
When it became the townsite for Endako Mine

Fraser Lake families were mostly young
Newlyweds with children whose lives had just begun
Many of those children are here today
In the shadow of the mountain
They are here to stay

chorus: Fifty good years since incorporation
Now is the time for a big celebration
Let the bells ring out, let our voices soar
The mouse in the mountain will surely roar!

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