Oklahoma Song Book

Bill Dennison ·
8 April 2016
Science Communication | Applying Science | Learning Science |     1 comments

As part our two-day workshop with the South Central Climate Science Center to discuss ecological drought in March 2016, I have presented the following songs:

Red River Valley
29 Mar 2016
William “Woody” Dennison

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red2Come and develop adaptations, if you like me

Do not hasten to bid drought adieu

Just remember the Red River Valley

And the cultural richness that is true.

From this valley they say climate's changin'

We will miss the abundance of sweet rain
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For they say interpulse periods are longer

Those climate scenarios are hurtin’ my brain.

Will you think of the Valley when we're leavin’

O’ how lovely and dreamy it will be

And do you think of the drought breakin’

red5And the floodin’ it is affectin’ you and me.

I've been thinking a long time, my friends

Using acequia canals to cope with megadrought

For alas, we must change our ways

Before the water in the Red River runs out.

That’ll be the Day
30 Mar 2016
William “Buddy” Dennison

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that4Well, that'll be the day, when the landscape goes dry

Yes, that'll be the day, when we’ll all gonna cry

You say it’s gonna get better, you know it’s a lie

Cause that'll be the day when I die

Well, you give me all of your projections to make a climate story

All your data and your information too

that3Well, you know you love it baby

When you tell me, maybe

That some day, well we'll be through

Well, that'll be the day, when the landscape goes dry

Yes, that'll be the day, when we’ll all gonna cry

You say it’s gonna get better, you know it’s a lie

that51Cause that'll be the day when I die

Well, we gathered the South Central Center

Learning from each other

So when we part and I leave you

You’ll recall how well we worked together

So we can be on the same crew

Well, that'll be the day, when we learn adaptations

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Yes, that'll be the day, when we create solutions

You say it can’t get any better, you know it's a lie

'Cause that'll be the day when we really try.

Well, that'll be the day, hoo-hoo

That'll be the day, hoo-hoo

That'll be the day, hoo-hoo

That'll be the day

Participants of the workshop
Participants of the workshop

About the author

Bill Dennison

Dr. Bill Dennison is a Professor of Marine Science and Vice President for Science Application at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). Dr. Dennison’s primary mission within UMCES is to coordinate the Integration and Application Network.



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