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Lyr Req: Across the Plains Roll the Wagon Trains

GUEST,Kevin 13 May 10 - 02:27 PM
Joe Offer 13 May 10 - 06:40 PM
GUEST,Kevin 14 May 10 - 09:22 AM
Gene 14 May 10 - 10:57 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Across The Plains Roll The Wagon Trains
From: GUEST,Kevin
Date: 13 May 10 - 02:27 PM

We used to sing a song in school in the mid 1950's. It began:

"Across the plains roll the wagon trains, on the way to the gold fields far,

Where the coyotes howl and the (--------) prowl

And the herds of buffalo are....."

Does anyone know any lyrics to this?

Thanks, Kevin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across The Plains Roll The Wagon Trains
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 May 10 - 06:40 PM

I'm stumped on this one, but I thought I'd refresh the request.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across The Plains Roll The Wagon Trains
From: GUEST,Kevin
Date: 14 May 10 - 09:22 AM

The chorus went something like;

Roll along, roll along,
Roll along, wagon train.

Roll along, rollalong.
roll along across the plain

Thanks


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Subject: Lyr Add: WAGON TRAIN (theme from TV series)
From: Gene
Date: 14 May 10 - 10:57 AM

From an old TV series... ]might have been extra verses each episode]

Wagon Train

    Roll along
    Wagon Train.
      
    Rollin' over prairie where there ain't no grass,
    Rollin' over mountain where there ain't no pass.
    Sittin' on a board
    Eyein' the weather,
    Prayin' to the Lord
    We stay together
    Side by side on the Wagon Train.
      
    Wagon Train
    Roll along.
      
    Pickin' up a passenger in ev'ry town,
    Wonderin' if he's ever gonna shoot you down.
    Lookin' for a pal,
    ain't it a pity,
    Lookin' for a gal,
    needn't be pretty
    If she'll ride on the Wagon Train.
      
    Wagons ho!
      
    Gotta keep em on the run.
    Time to go!
    And follow the sun.
    Roll along
    Wagon Train.
      
    Never had a cabin near a general store,
    Only had a wagon and a forty four.
    Sittin' on a board
    Eyein' the weather
    Prayin' to the Lord
    we stay together
    Sid by side on the Wagon Train..

G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across The Plains Roll The Wagon Trains
From: GUEST
Date: 14 May 10 - 01:21 PM

No, I remember The show "Wagon Train" but that is not the one I'm looking for.

Thanks,
Kevin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across The Plains Roll The Wagon Trains
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 May 10 - 03:16 PM

Hmmmm. Gene e-mailed me and told me we're not allowed to give up quite yet....In another thread, I found a collection of fragments of what might be the song:

    from Guest,Lindsay
      Roll along, covered wagon, roll along,
      Roll along, covered wagon, roll along
      (line forgotten)
      Shooting bullets in the air,
      Roll along, covered wagon, roll along.
    from Jack E
      Roll along covered wagon, roll along.
      To the tune of your wheels I'll sing a song,
      City girls they may be fine, but give me that girl of mine.
      Roll along covered wagon roll along.

Jack E. says that "Roll Along Covered Wagon Roll Along" was a big hit of 1934. And Jack supplies a parody verse:

    Will you come to Abyssinia, will you come?
    Bring all your ammunition and a gun,
    Mussolini will be there shooting peanuts in the air,
    Will you come to Abyssinia, will you come?

    Jack says, "Thh words quoted by Guest, Lindsay are interesting as they seem to have been compounded with a street version: in 1935 or 6 when Italy invaded Abyssinia we kids used to sing this version to the tune of Roll Along Covered Wagon."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across The Plains Roll The Wagon Trains
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 May 10 - 03:27 PM

Probably by Harry Roy and his orchestra, popular in the 1930s.
"My Girl's Pussy," 1931, his best known.
Played the Mayfair (he was English) but toured widely 1930s-1940s.


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Subject: ADD: Roll Along Covered Wagon (Jimmy Kennedy)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 May 10 - 05:25 PM

Well, here's "Roll Along Covered Wagon" - not the requested song, but still worth including. I really like Jimmy Kennedy's work.

ROLL ALONG COVERED WAGON
(Jimmy Kennedy)

performer: Harry Roy & His Orchestra


Roll along covered wagon, roll along,
To the turn of your wheels I sing a song,
City ladies may be fine,
but give me that girl of mine,
Roll along covered wagon, roll along,

Going home covered wagon going home,
For this cowboy was never born to roam
'Long the road that doesn't change,
To that old "Bar twenty range"
Roll along covered wagon, roll along,

Wipee-teeyi, old timers,
heading for your ranch house door
Wipee-teeyi, old timers,
Corral me so I'll never stray no more."
Roll along covered wagon, roll along,"


http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/r/rollalongcoveredwagon.shtml


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across The Plains Roll The Wagon Trains
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 May 10 - 09:40 PM

I got it wrong; Harry Roy's orchestra played the song posted by Joe.


Allmusic lists a song "Across the Plains." Haven't found lyrics, although 14 covers are listed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across The Plains Roll The Wagon Trains
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 May 10 - 03:05 AM

"Where the coyotes howl and the varmits prowl" is a line from "Yodeling Cowboy," written by Jimmie Rodgers and recorded by Hank Snow and others (including Rodgers).
"Where the coyotes howl and the bobcats prowl" is another line I picked up.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across The Plains Roll The Wagon Trains
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 May 10 - 11:26 AM

"Where the coyotes howl and the panthers prowl" is a line from a poem TEXAS by E. J. Palmer?but it contains nothing about wagon trains.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across The Plains Roll The Wagon Trains
From: GUEST,Kevin
Date: 17 May 10 - 03:25 PM

"To the tune of your wheels I'll sing a song,...."

That struck a chord. I remember a line....

To the fiddle's squeal we will dance a reel
And be gay whatever may come.

roll along, etc.


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Subject: ADD: Roll Along Wagon Train
From: GUEST,Kevin
Date: 08 Jul 10 - 01:32 PM

I ran into a fifth grade schoolmate and we pieced the song together so i thought I'd share it.

ROLL ALONG WAGON TRAIN
    D                         G
Oh across the plains roll the wagon trains
       A7                     D
On the way to the gold fields far.
                                 G
Where the bobcat prowls and the coyote howl
          A7             D
And the herds of buffalo are.
(ch)
                               G          D
Roll along, roll along, roll along wagon train
                               G    A7       D
Roll along, roll along, roll along across the plain.

We will camp tonight at a pleasent 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
(ch)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Plains Roll the Wagon Trains
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jul 10 - 05:12 AM

Kevin, thanks for posting the lyrics. Any memory of what book it came from? We haven't found it in our indexing of school songbooks.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Plains Roll the Wagon Trains
From: GUEST,Kevin
Date: 09 Jul 10 - 03:52 PM

No, I don't remember the book. It would have been around 1959 in the Boston MA area. Probably a fifth grade book. I'm still trying to identify the book. If I find it I'll post it.

Kevin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Plains Roll the Wagon Trains
From: GUEST,Rich
Date: 06 May 11 - 09:46 AM

I remember sining this song in 5th grade in 1973/74 time frame. Did anyone locate the lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Plains Roll the Wagon Trains
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 May 11 - 04:24 PM

Hi, Rich -
We have one person's recollection of the song posted above, but still haven't found a copy of the song in print. Collectively, we have a vast collection of school songbooks that we've indexed here, but the title doesn't show up in our songbook index.
Any chance you know the song by a different title? I think we've checked all the school songbook songs with "wagon train" in the title.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Plains Roll the Wagon Trains
From: GUEST,Kevin
Date: 28 Sep 12 - 02:51 PM

Thought I'd refresh this again. I think there is a third verse. Anybody remember singing this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Plains Roll the Wagon Trains
From: GUEST,GUEST, Bill
Date: 01 Dec 12 - 03:45 PM

Guest Kevin,
    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
    D                         G
Oh across the plains roll the wagon trains
       A7                     D
On the way to the gold fields far.
                                 G
Where the bobcat prowls and the coyote howl
          A7             D
And the herds of buffalo are.
(ch)
                               G          D
Roll along, roll along, roll along wagon train
                               G    A7       D
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

GUEST, Bill


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Plains Roll the Wagon Trains
From: GUEST,Jim Phillips
Date: 13 Feb 13 - 03:37 PM

We sang this song around 1957-58 at Alexandria Elementary School, in Alexandria, Alabama. I remember a little paragraph with the song that said the words were written by a class of students somewhere. The picture that was on the page with the music was a group of wagons in a wagon train, of course.
Oddly enough, I remember the second verse better than the first. The second verse goes like this:
    We will camp tonight, at a pleasant site,
    And we'll sing to the banjo's strum.
    To the fiddle's squeal, we will dance a reel,
    And be happy all the day long.
    Roll along Wagon Train, Roll along Wagon Train,
    Roll along Wagon Train, Roll along across the plains.

    First verse went something like this:
    All across the plains roll our Wagon Trains,
    On the way to the gold fields far,
    dum, dum, dum, de dum......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Plains Roll the Wagon Trains
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Feb 13 - 06:37 PM

"(Roll Along) Wagon Train" was written by Sammy Fain and Jack Brooks and sung by Johnny O'Neill.

Found that in Wikipedia


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Plains Roll the Wagon Trains
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Mar 13 - 12:01 AM

We sang the song back in 1951 when I was in 5th grade at General Rosecrans Elementary School in Compton California.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Plains Roll the Wagon Trains
From: GUEST,George B.
Date: 09 Jun 13 - 07:24 PM

The lyrics are correct. I sang this song in the 4th grade in 1944 in Gorham, N.H. and have never forgotten it. I catch myself singing it every now and then.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Plains Roll the Wagon Trains
From: GUEST,James phillips
Date: 24 Jan 16 - 02:58 PM

The second verse goes like this:

We will camp tonight at a pleasant site,
and we'll sing to the banjo's strum.
To the fiddle's squeal, we will dance a reel,
and be happy all the night long.
Roll Along, Wagon Train. Roll Along, Wagon Train,
Roll Along Wagon Train, Roll Along across the Plains.

(It's funny, but I remember all of the second verse, but only part of the first verse. We sang this in Elementary School chorus about 1957.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Plains Roll the Wagon Trains
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Apr 16 - 08:24 PM

We must have been in the same time frame...I was also inquring about this song. I think the missing parts go something like this. Where the coyotes howl and the) I want to guess And the herders growl( and the heard of buffalo roam...roll along, roll along, roll along wagon train, wagon train, roll along, roll along roll along across the plain. Francis


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