As Slow Our Wagons Rolled the Track (The Girl I Left Behind Me)
DESCRIPTION: "As slow our wagons rolled the track, Their teams the rough earth cleaving," the drivers look back to the land left behind. They are sad to depart. The singer asks "to turn our hearts, where'er we rove, From those we've left behind us."
EARLIEST DATE: 1957 (Kinscella, History Sings, according to Cohen)
KEYWORDS: emigration derivative
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AmericanFolkSongsARegionalEncyclopedia2, p. 631, "[The Girl I Left behind Me]" (1 short text)
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