THE YELLOW PUMP OF RANGELY (sung to The Yellow Rose of Texas)

Ken Bailey Shares a song he wrote about the old Yellow Oil Pumps that used to surround Rangely.

Photo by Ken Bailey

Photo by Ken Bailey

Song Time! It's --
THE YELLOW PUMP OF RANGELY.
(Tune: The Yellow Rose of Texas)
(Cue Music: Ba RUM RUM RUM. Ba RUM RUM RUM)

1) She's the sweetest little oil pump
That Rangely Ever Knew
Her Walking Beam's Bright Yellow
(While "Nationals" are Bright Blue)
I knew the day I saw her
On a C.T. Carney Well
She'd Add A Splash of Color
Even to "Nine Holes of Hell"!

CHORUS
She's the sweetest pump in Rangely
And I'm going there to see--
She's the Brightest Spot In Th' Oil Patch
(At Least, If You Ask Me)
She's worked this Carney oil well
Since Before I was Alive
With a Walking Beam More Yellow
Than the Honey From A Hive.

Well the years, how they have flown by
Since from Rangely I did go
The Submersibles Took Over
'Bout a Dozen Years Ago
And the pumpers still left standing
Got a Coat of Desert Sand
Now they're All The Same Old Color
As The Ground On Which They Stand! But --

(Chorus)

Now the well on number 16
Of the Carney lease so named
Has lost its horse head oil pump
With the grand historic name
It is now a gas injection
With a Christmas Tree so blue
But it ain't that ancient Bethlehem
From the Rangely We Once Knew!

(End With Chorus)

Words Copyright (c) 2016 Ken Bailey;
That said, alright -- "I Will Keep My Day Job."