Ode to the Bighorn by Jim Carstensen

Ode To The Bighorn

by Jim Carstensen

A veteran bus driver and long time resident of East Vail, Jim wrote this song in honor of the Gore Valley Herd.


Please leave the bighorn sheep alone

For years they've called this hillside home

So many places you could own

That leave these bighorn free to roam


We've seen those movies and old books

That feature outlaws guns and crooks

Or big money mixed with lies

That leave the town folk sad and crying


So here's your chance to right a wrong

Just like some old John Denver song

That praises mountains and the sun

And all the wild things that we love


So leave the bighorn sheep alone

For years they've called this hillside home

So many places you could own

That leave these bighorn free to roam

So many places you could own

That leave these bighorn free to roam