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Thread #129465 Message #3445362
Posted By: GUEST,GUEST, Bill
01-Dec-12 - 03:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Across the Plains Roll the Wagon Trains
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Plains Roll the Wagon Trains
Kevin, I, too, have looked for years for anything relative to this song. I remember signing it at school in the late forties. It was printed in a book which had silver metallic cover. Also, I recall the music teacher or song leader saying that the piece was written collectively by a group of students from somewhere in Colorado. I've raked my mind but I can't come up with a third verse. I would think the writing occurred in the late thirties or early forties.
You have made my day. THANKS.
ROLL ALONG WAGON TRAIN
Oh across the plains roll the wagon trains
On the way to the gold fields far.
Where the bobcat prowls and the coyote howl
And the herds of buffalo are.
Roll along, roll along, roll along wagon train
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Roll along, roll along, roll along across the plain.
We will camp tonight at a pleasant site
and we'll sing to the banjo's strum.
To the fiddles squeal we will dance a reel
And be gay what ever may come