“There's a Long, Long Trail”

Author: Words: Stoddard King / Music: Zo Elliot
Earliest date: 1914 (sheet music)
Keywords: separation loneliness nonballad
Found in: Britain(England) US

Description

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...."

Notes

Not a proper folk song, but its popularity in World War I argues for its inclusion here. - RBW

Same tune

Recordings

References

  1. Fuld-WFM, pp. 573-574, "There's a Long, Long Trail"
  2. DT, LNGTRAIL
  3. BI, DTlngtra