(Tune: 'Hi Lee, Hi Lo, Hi Lup up up')

We've got a bridge at Echols Street
And it is built to stay.
We're thanking all the townspeople
By marching here today.

Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup up up;
Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup.
Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup up up;
Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup.

A bridge is what we've waited for
For oh so many years.
And now our eyes are smiling
Instead of crying tears.

Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup up up;
Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup.
Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup up up;
Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup.

For shopping and the library
We now don't go around
Because the bridge at Echols Street
Has let us join the town.

Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup up up;
Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup.
Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup up up;
Hi lee, hi lo, hi lup.

Children's march to Echols Street Bridge,
Vienna, Virginia, May 30,1964


About Frank V. Gardner


Frank, born in Washington, lived his early years in the small community of Glencarlyn, across the Potomac River from the Nation's Capital, in Arlington County, Virginia. After his father, Francis I. V. Gardner, died in a construction accident. his mother, Marie Gardner, moved with Frank, age four, and his two sisters, back to Washington, where she went to work as a clerk-typist for the U. S. Government. Frank attended elementary and high school in Washington. After completing two years of college in 1942, Frank enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps to fight in World War Two. After boot camp... Read more...

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George Gascoigne was an English poet, soldier, artist, and unsuccessful courtier. He is considered the most important poet of the early Elizabethan era, following Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey and leading to the emergence of Philip Sidney. He was the first poet to deify Queen Elizabeth...
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Ta robe lente, pas à pas, soulève et traîne
Un bruit de feuilles d’or et de roses fanées,
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