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Down at Three Rivers
(To the tune of Down on the Corner)

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In the town of Pittsburgh, in nineteen-seven-nine,
Over by the diamond they're starting to unwind.
Guys in Pirate uniforms were climbing to the top.
Willie takes the lineup out, his teammates call him Pops.

Down At Three Rivers, out in the game,
Willie and the Buccos are playin';
Thatís a team that made itís name.

Parker hit for power, and Buc fans had to smile
And then there was Bill Madlock, who swung the bat with style.
Crouching down behind the plate was Manny Sanguillen.
And when the Pirates took the lead, Tekulveís in the pen.

Down At Three Rivers, out in the game,
Willie and the Buccos are playin';
Thatís a team that made itís name.

Musical interlude (16 bars)

Down At Three Rivers, out in the game,
Willie and the Buccos are playin';
Thatís a team that made itís name.

Musical interlude (8 bars)

Now the Pittsburgh Pirates have a brand new residence
And Willie has a statue out behind the left field fence
But Willie leaves a legacy for every baseball fan
In the Pirate family, old Willie was the man

Repeat three times:
Down At Three Rivers, out in the game,
Willie and the Buccos are playin';
Thatís a team that made itís name.

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Shelly is a great Pirates fan. Please check out her page.

April 14, 2001: Willie Stargell passed away the same day the Pirates opened their new ball park. This song celebrates the life of Willie Stargell and the Pirates' great 1979 season.

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