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The 100th Town

by Luanne Crosby



The 100th TownLuanne Crosby
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This is a song I wrote for the Town of Westborough's 300th Anniversary in 2017. Westborough is the 100th town incorporated in the state - thus the name of the song. Enjoy!
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The 100th town in its 300th year
Is raising a toast with pride and good cheer
For all that we are, for all we will be
For our vibrant and deep and rich history

In Seventeen hundred and seventeen years
Seven and twenty families lived here
On the day of 18, in the month of November
Though none of us here was alive to remember
Something occurred, for us all beneficial
The western borough, as a town was official

Of course it began many thousands of years
Before humans like us and our ilk all appeared
Long before sleighs, long before shoes
Our ancestors paddled in dugout canoes
On rivers that we now enjoy in our leisure
Their source of survival, now our source of pleasure
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The town citizens in those earliest days
Weren't from around here, they came a long way
Embraced a new life and new land unseen
Arrived by the power of wind & of dreams
Some ended up fighting the country they fled
We’re the United States on the blood that they shed
But true revolution has many a face
It’s not only war that changes a place
Industrial growth touched this small farming town
Which over the years has seen ups and seen downs
Has grown & has prospered, has struggled & won
And we are a part of all it’s become
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So that brings us here, to this day, in the present
To a town that is thriving, and pretty and pleasant
A rich tapestry in our midst has unfurled
Made with neighbors that come from all parts of the world
We’re Techies, and truckers, We’re teachers and more
And all of us touched by who lived here before

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