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​Forty Below

This song is by Barry Luft.

Oh, my grandpa came west in the 1890s
To the prairies where grain grows like grass
But the grain exchange and freight rates got grandpa
So grandpa went east second class

Oh, it's forty below in the winter
And it's twenty below in the fall
And it rises to zero in springtime
And we don't get no summer at all

It was raining and snowing this morning
All over the Alberta plain
Now it's noon and my homestead is flooded
And a dust storm is blowing again

Oh, it's forty below in the winter
And it's twenty below in the fall
And it rises to zero in springtime
And we don't get no summer at all

Come and pay for my fare if you love me
And please haster to bid me adieu
It's goodbye to that Alberta prairie
And the people all shivering and blue

Oh, it's forty below in the winter
And it's twenty below in the fall
And it rises to zero in springtime
And we don't get no summer at all
And we don't get no summer at all