The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92300   Message #1762607
Posted By: Joe Offer
18-Jun-06 - 12:44 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Colorado Trail
Subject: ADD: Colorado Trail (Faith Petric version)
I've had Faith Petric's CD for a long time, but hadn't really noticed her recording of this song. It's a good one.

Along the Colorado Trail
(from the CD booklet from Faith's Favorites, by Faith Petric)

Eyes like the morning star
Cheeks like the rose;
Laura was a pretty girl
Everybody knows;
Laura was a laughing girl,
Joyful in the day;
Laura was a darling girl,
Now she's gone away.
Sixteen years she graced the earth,
And all life was good;
Now all life is buried
Beneath a cross of wood.
Ride all the lonely night,
Ride all the day,
Keep the herd a-movin' on,
Movin' on its way.
Wind's comin' down the gulch,
Night birds cry alarm,
Wish I'd stayed in Abilene,
Nice and dry and warm.
Traditional, collected by Carl Sandburg with additional words by Lee Hays and Faith Petric (looks like the last two verses are Faith's)