OLD CROW TRADING POST
Philip Dicquamare came from France
and Old Crow he found by chance.
Philip was a French man
and a trading post he ran.
I remembered it was around 1964
that he had a log cabin store.
Philip’s store was by the river bank,
he had a stove made from a gas tank.
He stored some food in a high cache
and we only paid with cash.
Back then you can buy with a penny
but most times I never had any.
Philip always spoke in French
an’ he sold everything including wrench.
His English was very weak
and Gwichin he couldn’t speak.
Philip would sit on a bench
and sing to us in French.
In Old Crow he had a good life
this is where he met his wife.
I always thought Philip was real dandy
‘cause sometimes he gave us free candy