Crossing the Plains

DESCRIPTION: "Come all you Californians, I pray ope wide your ears." The singer describes the overland passage to California. The travelers are told what to bring, and warned of troubles. The singer would have gone around the horn if he had known what he now knows
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: c. 1854 ("Put's Original California Songster")
KEYWORDS: travel hardtimes
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-ABFS, pp. 427-428, "Crossing the Plains" (1 text)
Roud #15538
RECORDINGS:
Logan English, "Crossing the Plains" (on LEnglish02)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Caroline of Edinborough Town" [Laws P27] (tune)
File: LxA427

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