I've Just Got in Across the Plains

DESCRIPTION: "I've just got in across the plains, I'm poorer than a snail, My mules all died but poor old Chip." The singer tells of his terrible troubles on the way to California, and warns those who would follow that gold is hard to find
AUTHOR: Enuel Davis?
EARLIEST DATE: 1912 (Belden-BalladsSongsCollectedByMissourFolkloreSociety)
KEYWORDS: travel hardtimes animal gold warning
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Belden-BalladsSongsCollectedByMissourFolkloreSociety, pp. 345-346, "I've Just Got in Across the Plains" ( 1 text)
Roud #7775
Miner's Song
NOTES [48 words]: Belden-BalladsSongsCollectedByMissourFolkloreSociety mentions that this was written "on the California Trail around 1850 by Enuel Davis," who contributed other complaints about the trail to California. But in context, it appears possible that Davis was the transcriber or publisher. - RBW
File: Beld345

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