Digital Tradition Mirror

Colorado Trail

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Colorado Trail

Eyes like a morning star
Cheeks like a rose;
Laura was a pretty girl
God almighty knows;

     Weep all you little rains,
     Wail, winds, wail
     All along, along along
     The Colorado trail.

additional verses:

Ride, all the lonely night
Ride through the day,
Keep the herd a-movin' on
Movin' on its way.

Dark is the stormy night
Dark is the sky,
Wish I'd stayed in Abilene
Nice and warm and dry.

Collected by Dr. T.L. Chapman from an injured horse wrangler; printed by
Sandburg in 1927. Two additional verses by Lee Hays: copyright Folkways
Music Publishers 1950

Recorded by Dyer-Bennett


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