Follow the Trail to the Open Air
DESCRIPTION: "Follow he trail to the open air, Alone with the hills and sky; A pack on your back but never a care, Letting the days slip by." The singer smells the pines, sees the fire's glow and the starlight, and should be "one with the hills and sky"
AUTHOR: Words: Agathe Deming (source: Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs)
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (Zander/Klusmann-CampSongsNThings)
KEYWORDS: travel nonballad campsong
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs, pp. 333, 463, "Follow the Trail" (notes only)
Zander/Klusmann-CampSongsNThings, p. 98, "Follow the Trail" (1 text, 1 tune)
Zander/Klusmann-CampSongsPopularEdition, p. 46, "Follow the Trail" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Carl E. Zander and Wes H. Klusman, _Camp Songs_ ("Popular Edition"), Songs 'N' Things, 1938, p. 46, "Follow the Trail" (1 text)
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