“Don’t mess with us; we’ll kick your butt, in Aberdeen” says song from Donna Albert

The was presented by an original song by a Montesano resident who opposes the crude oil projects in Grays Harbor.

Donna Albert stepped up to the microphone on Wednesday night with her public comment, as well as her acoustic guitar. Albert told the council that she opposes the oil terminals currently being proposed in Hoquiam.

“It’s not in our interests to allow that to happen, so I hope the city councilmembers will continue to speak up about that.”

Following her comments about the possible impacts of crude oil, including climate change, increased acidification to local oysters, as well as further drought conditions, she performed an original song for everyone in attendance.

Willapa Bay where the oysters grow
where the tourists go
where they watch the whales,
And Aberdeen where the Tall Ships sail

Fishin’ here is legendary
Fisherman can be contrary
We won’t our home away
We’re in Aberdeen to stay

The ocean is acidified
The forests burn, the salmon die
We have to turn this train around to keep the carbon in the ground

There’s no better place to be than Aberdeen
We’re Harbor rats; we’re cool with that in Aberdeen
Don’t mess with us, we’ll kick your butt in Aberdeen
We love this place; we’re here to stay, in Aberdeen

The ocean is acidified
The forests burn, the salmon die
We have to turn this train around to keep the carbon in the ground

Fishin’ here is legendary
Fisherman can be contrary
We won’t our home away
We’re in Aberdeen to stay

Willapa Bay where the oysters grow
Ocean Shores where the tourists go
Westport where they watch the whales,
And Aberdeen where the Tall Ships sail

There’s no better place to be than Aberdeen
We’re Harbor rats; we’re cool with that in Aberdeen
Don’t mess with us, we’ll kick your butt in Aberdeen
We love this place; we’re here to stay, in Aberdeen

We love this place; we’re here to stay, in Aberdeen

Written by Donna Albert

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