The Hoodoos

The Hoodoos

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A number of people insisted we had to drive through Drumheller and area on our road trip. So we did. And seeing the hoodoos and the other erosion-made columnar features in that river valley was pretty awesome. The frenetic three chord strum pattern to this song is supposed to evoke the wonder and excitement we felt being in that place.

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suddenly and out of nowhere
plunging down into a deep ravine
where you find the hoodoos

suddenly and out of nowhere
a big change comes to the prairie scene
where you find the hoodoos

stone columns lasting but strangely delicate
layering patterns delightly intricate
never seen anything like them yes
yeah, those are the hoodoos

there are lots of other pillars
making up Drumheller's scene
But only some are hoodoos

It's a rather unique landform
in that fossil-prone valley
But only some are hoodoos

stone columns lasting but strangely delicate
layering patterns delightly intricate
never seen anything like them yes
yeah, those are the hoodoos



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carleybaer's picture

I feel the excitement and wonder! I had to look up 'hoodoos' because I'd never heard the term outside of a spiritual southern U.S. context. I love geology so thank you for educating me about these fascinating formations! Good song too Smile

AndyGetch's picture

Hooray for science, education, and geology in the travelogue. I also had only heard the word 'hoodoo' in old blues songs so yeah I learned something.

wacha's picture

I love the choice of chords and rhythm, it does create a sense of wonder. You do manage to write very educational songs that never make me feel like I'm being taught.

cleanshoes's picture

I really love this strumming pattern. Definitely get that sense of 'wonder and excitement.' Had to look up the Drumheller hoodoos--had never heard of these formations before, how awesome!