This song is featured at the end of the Documentary “Grizzly Man” that is based on the life of Timothy Treadwell. For those who don’t know him – Read below. The words were penned by Bob McDill and was sung by Don Edwards. This is my humble tribute to the wilderness that’s ever more in danger with human invasion, to the free spirit of the wild, and to Timmy Treadwell (I changed the last line of the song to include his name).
This recording was done when I had 100+ fever and strong Viral cold and cough. To make use of the hoarse voice, I decided to sing this song 🙂
1.) Timothy Treadwell (April 29, 1957 â€“ October 5, 2003) was an American bear enthusiast, environmentalist, amateur naturalist, eco-warrior and documentary film maker. He lived among the coastal grizzly bears of Katmai National Park in Alaska, USA, for approximately 13 seasons. At the end of his 13th season in the park in 2003, he and his girlfriend Amie Huguenard were killed and eaten by a brown bear. Treadwell’s life, work and death were the subject of the 2005 documentary film by Werner Herzog titled Grizzly Man. (Wikipedia)
2.) Drovers in this case refers to the cowboys who drove the cattle across the prairies to the rail heads.
3.) Sam Bass: Outlaw in the old west
4.) Stan Watie: American Indian, Civil War Confederate
5.) Quantro: Fighters during American Civil War