Up On The Mountain

Sal from the Valley
loved Al from the Alley
and they lived in harmony .
Sally played acoustic
and Al he played electric
and they both took turns on lead .
They sang for their friends again and again
of the places they have been
but their favourite song of all was called
up on the mountain .

Up on the mountain
up where the light breaks
that's where you'll find me .
Gonna leave this worrysome world
and it's troubles behind me .
Up on the mountain
where the light breaks
thats where I'll be
I've barely got time to finish this song
so say farewell to me .

Then into the valley
came a gal from the galley
with a strange and smilin' face .
Al played acoustic
and Sally played electric
and the gal played a hell of a bass .
And when they sang their harmonies
the lady dipped rigfht in
she soon moved in
and lived with them
up on the mountain .

Up on the mountain
up where the light breaks
that's where you'll find me .
Gonna leave this worrysome world
and it's troubles behind me .
Up on the mountain
where the light breaks
thats where I'll be
I've barely got time to finish this song
so say farewell to me .

Now Al from the Alley
has gone from the Valley
a sadder but wiser man .
And Sally from the Valley
and the gal from the galley
they lived in mortal sin .
Sal plays acoustic
and the gal plays electric
and sometimes they hold hands .
And late at night you vcan hear them playin,
up on the mountain .

Up on the mountain
up where the light breaks
that's where you'll find me .
Gonna leave this worrysome world
and it's troubles behind me .
Up on the mountain
where the light breaks
thats where I'll be
I've barely got time to finish this song
so say farewell to me .

Words & Music by
Shel Silverstein & Jeff Comanor
Published by Tro-Essex Music & Cherry Lane Music 1976