Subtitled: 15 Years On The Erie Canal. Who's been working along said canal for 15 years? Mule Sal. The real canal (linking Albany on the Hudson river and Buffalo on Lake Erie) opened in 1825. This tow path blues for kids must be younger.
Edward Meeker [version with a mule sketch]
Sons Of The Pioneers [as Erie Canal]
Kingston Trio [as Low Bridge]
Ed Ames [as Fifteen Miles On The Erie Canal; 15 miles was the average distance for mules to complete before being refreshed]
Dan Zanes & Suzanne Vega [as Erie Canal]
Lee Murdock [as Low Bridge, Everybody Down]
Bruce Springsteen [as The Erie Canal]
Not to be confused with The Erie Canal by Burl Ives ('49 - Decca), a bawdy song first recorded by Oscar Brand in '47 (as The E-RI-E) and also covered by Tompall Glaser, Dan Blocker, Cisco Houston, Roger McGuinn and Pete Seeger for Folkways and with The Weavers in '59.