© 1997 Joe Mette
When I was a school boy in Fourth Grade,
My teacher Mrs. Walker –
Read a story true!
It's a tale I love to tell –
A book I've read and love so well,
About a little wild burro who was brighter
Than any ol' mule!
And I remember Brighty of the Grand
The story of an old prospector and his
little burro looking for ore.
But when that ol' prospector died,
I lost something deep inside!
But the beauty of the Canyon, Yes the
beauty of the Canyon!
Oh the beauty of the Canyon is more
precious than all their ore!
Well James Owen was a friend of O'Timer;
Who was killed by Jake Irons -- that
But James Owen had a plan,
And Brightly helped to catch that outlaw-man!
And his legend lives forever now in
Now Brighty's spirit run's free in that
Yes Brighty's spirit is forever wild
And I think it's true you see,
That there's a bit of her spirit in
you and me,
And wherever creatures run wild-and