Santa Fe Trail, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer asks, "Say, pard, have you sighted a schooner Way out on the Santa Fe Trail?" In the company is "A little tow-headed gal on a pinto" whom he very much wishes to see. He describes her, though he will not give her name
AUTHOR: Words: James Grafton Rogers/Music: J. H. Gower
EARLIEST DATE: 1911 (sheet music)
KEYWORDS: cowboy travel separation
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Ohrlin-HBT 85, "'Longside of the Santa Fe Trail" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AFS2, p. 548, "The Santa Fe Trail" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Powder River Jack and Kitty Lee's _Songs of the Range: Cowboy Wails of Cattle Trails_, Chart Music, 1937, pp. 28-29, "The Santa Fe Trail" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #5096
RECORDINGS:
Jules [Verne] Allen, "Longside The Santa Fe Trail" Victor V-40118, 1929; Montgomery Ward M-4344, 1933; Montgomery Ward M-4780, 1935; on WhenIWas1)
Bill Bender (The Happy Cowboy), "Santa Fe Trail" (Elite X16, n.d.; rec. 1939)
Glenn Ohrlin, "Santa Fe Trail" (on Ohrlin01)
Art Thieme, "The Santa Fe Trail" (on Thieme03)
The Westerners [Massey Family], "Santa Fe Trail" (Perfect 6-03-58/Melotone 6-03-58, 1936)

NOTES: Although the sheet music of this piece was published in 1911, it seems that almost every version in tradition (even pop tradition) derives from Jules Verne Allen's 1929 recording. - RBW
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File: Ohr085

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