“There's a Long, Long Trail”
Author: Words: Stoddard King / Music: Zo Elliot
Earliest date: 1914 (sheet music)
Found in: Britain(England) US
The singer misses (his sweetheart), noting that "Nights are getting very lonely, days are very long." He remembers her in dreams. Chorus: "There's a long, long trail a-winding To the land of my dreams Where the nightingales are singing...."
Not a proper folk song, but its popularity in World War I argues for its inclusion here. - RBW
- There's a Long, Long Worm A-Crawling (Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 162)
- [?] Campbell & [Henry] Burr, "There's a Long, Long Trail" (Little Wonder 563, c. 1916)
- John McCormack "There's a Long, Long Trail" (Victor 64694, 1917)
- Fuld-WFM, pp. 573-574, "There's a Long, Long Trail"
- DT, LNGTRAIL
- BI, DTlngtra