Songs of a Prospector
5. The Calliope
For mixed choir (SAB) and piano. Text by George E. Winkler.
The Calliope, or steam organ, common in the old west. This particular calliope, “Connie,” is full of steam and full of noise. Lies he tells without a blink on a chance to have a frink – to the refrain: “Must have been that way when born.”