California Trail

DESCRIPTION: A complaint about the troubles of the trail to Mexico: Bad food (e.g. antelope steak), having to cook with buffalo chips rather than wood, fires that burn cooking women, Indians, people who shirk guard duty, etc. The singer advises giving up
AUTHOR: unknown (Credited in Thorp to "Montana Kate" Childs, 1869)
EARLIEST DATE: 1900
KEYWORDS: warning travel hardtimes
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Thorp/Fife IV, pp. 58-60 (15-16), "California Trail" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #8051
File: TF04

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