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Lyr Req: Utah Trail (Bob Palmer)

GUEST,Spud 23 Jan 01 - 07:05 PM
Joe Offer 23 Jan 01 - 07:39 PM
GUEST,Gene 23 Jan 01 - 07:54 PM
Burke 23 Jan 01 - 08:00 PM
GUEST,Gene 23 Jan 01 - 08:02 PM
Louie Roy 24 Jan 01 - 12:25 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Utah Trail; song writer, etc
From: GUEST,Spud
Date: 23 Jan 01 - 07:05 PM

Back in the late twenties and thirties my dad had what was termed in those days as a haywire orchestra. The name of the group was Yankee Mac and the Sierra Ranch Hands. He had a regular slot on KFBK Radio, Sacramento, on Friday nights and ocasionally appeared on KFRC, San Francisco. On occasions where he was playing a benefit or a hotel engagement I got to play with the orchestra and sing on occasion. I played violin and sometimes drums. I was from nine to twelve years old. We'd get a lot of tips when I sang. My best song was Cowboy Jack, but occasionally I got to sing When The Work's All Done This Fall. An often requested song was Utah Trail. I have lost my orchestra arrangements long since, and have been unable to locate any information at all about the song.

The verse starts: You ask me where I'm goin, so early in the morn....

The chorus begins: I'm going to hide away, way out on that Utah Trail.
Moonlight as bright as day, way out on that Utah Trail.
That's where I'll settle down, at last no more to roam,
In a little nest, just built for two, way out on that Utah Trail.

Something like that, I think.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail; song writer, etc
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Jan 01 - 07:39 PM

Well, Spud, I see that Riders in the Sky have a recording of "Utah Trail" on their Prairie Serenade (click) album, but tha'ts one I don't have. I checked several songbooks, but didn't find the song. Keep checking htis thread, though - one of out trusty songfinders is sure to come up with it.

By the way, KFBK is now an all-talk station, and is no longer owned by the Sacramento Bee newspaper. Nothing stays the same.

-Joe Offer in Sacramento-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail; song writer, etc
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 23 Jan 01 - 07:54 PM

Found this Song Book listing -

* CLICK TO SOURCE *


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail; song writer, etc
From: Burke
Date: 23 Jan 01 - 08:00 PM

Here's a catalog record for sheet music that I found:
Author: Palmer, Bob.
Title: The Utah trail.
Publisher: New York : Peer International, c1928.
Notes: From the motion picture The Utah trail.

Another source might be: A folio entitled The Carter family album of smokey mountain ballads, deluxe edition.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail; song writer, etc
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 23 Jan 01 - 08:02 PM

Utah Trail was also recorded by the following

Rogers, Roy/Utah trail-w/Sons of Pioneers
Robison, Carson/The Utah trail-w/Frank Luther
Billings, Bud & Joe/The Utah trail
Lewis, Texas Jim/Utah trail
and this one?
Carlisle, Cliff/(The good old) Utah trail-w/Tommy

will dig out a couple of them


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Subject: Lyr Add: UTAH TRAIL (Bob Palmer)
From: Louie Roy
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 12:25 PM

UTAH TRAIL

You ask me where I'm going so early in the dawn.
I'm just a traveler roving just a roaming on
I've looked this old world over many times have I searched in vain
For a spot that looks like heaven to me And I long to be again.

CHORUS
I'm going to hide away out beside that Utah Trail
Moonlight as bright as day far out on that Utah Trail
There's where I'll settle down in peace where all is still
In a little hut just built for two tucked away in the heart of the hill.

There beneath the skies so blue in the golden summer time,
out where all friend are true and all nature is in rhyme.
--Someone is waiting with a love that never fails.
--Waiting patiently just to welcome me far out on that Utah Trail

The crimson sky of autumn, The fragrant breath of spring
Will linger on forever fondest memories bring
Where as a boy I wandered to the hills and swimming holes
Watched at eventide the setting sun turn the lakes deep blue to gold


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail; song writer, etc
From: Louie Roy
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 12:29 PM

Guest Spud Utah Trail was written and sang by Bob Parson in 1928


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail; song writer, etc
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 02:43 PM

Copied from another thread. I think Spud lost track of this thread. I hope he sees that Louie posted the lyrics and songwriter information.
-Joe Offer-

Subject: Lyr Req: Utah Trail; song writer, etc
From: GUEST,Spud - PM
Date: 23-Jan-01 - 06:23 PM

I'm sorry. I think I broke your website. I didn't mean to. It's just that everything happened so fast. I just wanted to verify that there once was a song called Utah Trail and that I actually did sing it with my dad's orchestra in Volcano at a New Year's eve dance in 1935. The problem is, I still don't know. Mr. Offer tried to help, but the Riders In The Sky got their song sheets mixed up and played another song about a trail, but it wasn't the Utah Trail. The Billings brothers recorded their offering of Utah Trail on a Victor record at 78 RPM in 1928 and as hard as I try I can't make my ROM drive go that slow. I wouldn't know where to buy the record anyway and if I did I probably couldn't afford it, being that I'm on a sort of a fixed income that nobody's fixed in a long time. I sure like what I've seen of your website. Even if you do have the lyrics to a few of the songs screwed up. Keep trying, though. You'll catch on to it after a while. I have the same problem rasslin with this computor.
I wish it was 1935 again.


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Subject: Lyr Add: UTAH TRAIL (Carson Robison w/Frank Luther
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 05:26 PM

Lyrics below are similar to those above-

UTAH TRAIL
As recorded by: Carson Robison w/Frank Luther

You ask me where I’m going so early in the morn.
I'm just a traveler rovin', just a-roamin' on.
I've looked this old world over many times. I’ve searched in vain
For a spot that seems like heaven to me and I long to be again.

I'm gonna hide away out beside that Utah trail,
Moonlight as bright as day far out on that Utah trail.
There's where I’ll settle down in peace where all is still,
In a little hut just built for two tucked away out in the hills.

CHORUS: There beneath the skies so blue in the golden summertime
Out where your friends are true and all nature is in rhyme.
Someone is waiting with a love that never fails,
Waitin' patiently to welcome me far out on that Utah trail.

The crimson sky of autumn the fragrant breath of spring
Will linger on forever fondest mem'ries bring.
When as a boy, I wandered to the hills and the swimmin' holes,
Watchin' eventide the old settin' sun turn the lake's deep blue to gold. CHORUS

Source:
78 rpm record: UTAH TRAIL
Carson Robison w/Frank Luther


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail; song writer, etc
From: Spud Murphy
Date: 27 Jan 01 - 12:05 AM

My kindest regards to all of you who came to my rescue, partcularly Louie Roy and Gene who got the right lyrics. In the mean time I've spent a wonderful couple of days (nights) learning about the Mudcate Cafe. I may drop in again if you're willing to have me. Thanks again.

Spud (Dang this thing. I still ain't got the hang of it!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail; song writer, etc
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Jan 01 - 12:17 AM

Stick around, Spud - you'll find it gets very easy after a while - and it sure is fun!
-Joe Offer, Sacramento-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail; song writer, etc
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Aug 07 - 09:40 PM

These are the correct lyrics. I used to listen to this record on my Dad's wind up Victrola 78. Tex Ritter sang the song along with a song called T for Thelma.
Utah Cowboy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail
From: GUEST,a homesick 70 year old grandma in Texas
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 11:47 PM

April 3, 2008

My mother used to sing Utah Trail as our family drove across the mid-west on family vacations. My parents were both born in Utah as was my older sister and me. Then we moved East to Nebraska and Illinois. I have been looking for the lyrics of Utah Trail for some time now. I'm writing my mother's history and wanted to include songs she loved to sing.

Thank you all for caring about this song. Grandma


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail
From: Melissa
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 12:24 AM

Grandma,
That sounds like a neat project.
Glad you were able to find the words here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail
From: GUEST,Susan, Scotland
Date: 07 May 08 - 03:22 PM

My mother has often spoken about her dad singing this song when they had family get togethers round the piano back in the 1950's. I always meant to look it up, and now i am so glad i did. My mum will be delighted to see the words again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail
From: GUEST,TokyoMiss
Date: 26 May 08 - 11:29 PM

My Mom still sings "The Utah Trail." Years ago a friend gave me the sheet music for it. We're having a family reunion July 23-25, and I hope to get copies of the song to each family member who is there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail (Bob Palmer)
From: GUEST,Guest in California
Date: 17 Aug 08 - 02:02 AM

My grandfather, James White and my uncle, Bob Palmer White, wrote this song. I am happy to hear that people are talking about this!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail (Bob Palmer)
From: GUEST,moabrez
Date: 01 Jan 09 - 06:17 PM

I am looking for the piano sheet music for The Utah Trail. I read your post and would appreciate your response as to how I could get the sheet music, I understand from you post that you have the music. Waiting to hear from you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail (Bob Palmer)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Jan 09 - 10:58 PM

WorldCat.org shows that copies of the sheet music of UTAH TRAIL are held by Utah State University Library, Brigham Young University Library, and Kansas State University Library. You might have to contact each library or search their web site to find out whether they can photocopy the music for you—or contact your local library to see if they can borrow it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail (Bob Palmer)
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jul 10 - 03:48 AM

I may have some of the words wrong, but this is how I remember it.
                Utah Trail

You ask me where I'm going
so early in the morn
I'm just a traveler roaming
Just a roaming on

I've searched the whole world over
many times I've searched in vain
for a spot that seems like heaven to me
where I long to be again.

I'm going to hidaway
Out beside that Utah trail
Moonlight as bright as day
far out on that Utah trail

There's where I'll settle down
In peace where all is still
In a little hut just built for two
tucked away in the heart of the hills

There neath the skys of blue
in the good old summertime
out where all friends are true
and all nature is in rhyme

Someone is waiting
with a love that never fails
Waiting patiently to welcome me
out beside that Utah trail


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail (Bob Palmer)
From: open mike
Date: 09 Jul 10 - 07:33 PM

The song is included in this book
http://www.cowboypoetry.com/oldtime.htm

i see it is also listed here:
http://www.cowboysong.com/songs/songsp1.html


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Subject: Lyr Add: UTAH TRAIL (from Reg Freer)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Jul 10 - 01:42 AM

Go to ItCameFromCanada.com to find this recording, or click here to play.


UTAH TRAIL
As sung by Reg Freer

1. I'm gonna hide away out beside that Utah Trail,
Moonlight as bright as day out beside that Utah Trail.
There's where I'll settle down in the West where all is still,
In a little hut just built for two away out on a hill.

2. There 'neath the skies of blue in the good old summertime,
Where all your friends are true and all nature is in rhyme,
Somebody's waitin' with a love that never fails,
Waitin' patiently to welcome me out beside that Utah Trail.

3. You ask me where I'm goin' so early in the morn.
I'm just a lonely rover, just a-ramblin' on.
All my life I've wandered so many miles away,
But there's a place that seems like heaven to me. I'm goin' there someday.

REPEAT 1 & 2.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail (Bob Palmer)
From: GUEST,Nate
Date: 19 Aug 10 - 10:35 PM

Hi, I have a good story about this song. I learned it for my grandpa's 80th birthday about 10 years ago (learning it again for his 90th. He used to sing it nearly every day in school.

I got married and was visiting my grandfather-in-law a few years later who suffered from moderate dementia. We were gathered around singing songs with the guitar and he would always smile sweetly and say, "I don't recall that one."

Knowing what I do about how recent memories go first, that childhood memories remain, and that he was raised in the same places as my grandpa I told him, "Far far (he's swedish mostly), I will sing a song that only you and I know, that no one else here has ever heard before." I played Utah trail and to everyone's amazement his eyes lit up and said, "I do know that one!" Of course no one else had heard it before saying, "Why don't we know that song, it's a cute song!?" I think it's due for a revival!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail (Bob Palmer)
From: GUEST,Bob Carson
Date: 26 Sep 10 - 01:33 AM

The finest version of Utah Trail that I ever heard was by the Sons of the Pioneers, (1964) on the RCA Victor Album titled "Trail Dust." The trio of Lloyd Perryman, Dale Warren and Tommy Doss recorded this album at RCA Victor's "Music Center of the World" in Los Angeles in August, 1964. The title "Trail Dust" comes from the theme of the album; every song has the word "trail" in it. Some of the other songs on this, possibly the finest album the Pioneers ever recorded, are:
Autumn of the Trail; Trail Dust; There's a Long, Long Trail; the Oregon Trail; We'll Rest at the End of the Trail; Silent Trails; Down the Trail to San Antoinio; etc.
This album is not available, as far as I know, unless you can find it from a collector or someone selling a personal copy on line. I have 2 copies of this album but wouldn't part with one for anything. It's worth gold if you love this song or the Sons of the Pioneers. I like Riders in the Sky, but they just ain't the Sons of the Pioneers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail (Bob Palmer)
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jun 11 - 11:01 AM

One of my uncles was Jimmy White (a good friend and co-singer with Bob Palmer). We all called him "Uncle Bob", although he was not a relation. I recall going to family gatherings and listening to Uncle's Jimmy and Bob sing the old songs. Ahh...those were the days.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail (Bob Palmer)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Jun 11 - 03:03 PM

To hear the Girls of the Golden West sing ALONG THE UTAH TRAILS, go to this page and click "Access this item" or click here. Their lyrics are slightly different from those posted above. The recording was taken from a live radio broadcast, so that may be why it's abbreviated:

VERSE. I'm gonna hide away out beside that Utah trail,
Moonlight as bright as day out along that Utah trail.
There's where I'll settle down in peace where all is still,
In a little hut just built for two tucked away in the heart of the hills.

CHORUS: There 'neath the skies of blue in the golden summertime,
Out where your friends are true and all nature is in rhyme,
Someone is waiting with a love that never fails,
Waiting patiently just to welcome me far out on that Utah trail.

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

REPEAT CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail (Bob Palmer)
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Jun 12 - 11:57 PM

I love this song. It was one of my favorite lullabies. And I loved to hear my mother and her sisters harmonizing it. I'm from Utah, and when I was far away, this meant home to me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail (Bob Palmer)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 12:27 PM

Utah Trail
Bob Palmer c. 1928
Robert Palmer Pub., c. 1928, Los Angeles.

Copies in Univ. Colorado Digital Collection. Sheet music under copyright.
http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/music/smp/index.htm

The Univ. Colorado sheet music collection has some 150,000 items.

The same sheet music, c. 1928, Bob Palmer, is listed in worldcat.org.

Among others, Utal Trail by Palmer sung by Riders in the Sky, The Sons of the Pioneers, Roy Rogers/The Sons of the Pioneers, Johnny Maddox, and Cliff Carlyle.
Rounder album "Riders in the Sky" has version by Woody Paul.
Bear album, The Sons of the Pioneers, "Memories of the Range, Standard Radio," has the Roy Rogers version, credited to Bob Palmer.
The 1938 Tex Ritter film, "Utah Trail," Tex Ritter singing, lists the song composer as Bob Palmer.

Country Music Records, A Discography 1921-1942, Tony Russell, Oxford Univ. Press, is listed by Amazon.ca for $123.20 new (list $132.), entry Bob Palmer, ... January 15, 1929, LAE-389-B, Vo 5279 (Vocalion).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Trail (Bob Palmer)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 12:32 PM

Carson Robison-Frank Luther singing the Bob Palmer composition is on youtube, Victor; lyrics shown.


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