“That Is Even So”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1858 (Put's Golden Songster)
Keywords: gold mining hardtimes travel
Found in: US


"When first I heard the people tell Of finding gold in veins... [I] started o'er the plains." On the way west, the food runs short and the train has to winter at Salt Lake. The Mormons treat them badly. The singer advises leaving the "land of gold"

Cross references


  1. Fife-Cowboy/West 17, "That Is Even So" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #11206
  3. BI, FCW017