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THERE'S A LONG, LONG TRAIL (Words: Stoddard King / Music: Alonzo "Zo" Elliott) 1913 Billy Burton & Herbert Stuart - 1915 James Reed & James F. Harrison - 1915 Mr. Ernest Pike - 1916 The Royal Cremona Orch. (Instr.) - 1916 John McCormack - 1917 George Wilton Ballard - 1917 Oscar Seagle & Columbia Stellar Quartette - 1918 Frieda Hempel & The Criterion Quartet - 1918 Riccardo Stracciari & Columbia Stallar Quartette - 1919 Sammy Kaye & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1945 Korn-Kobblers - 1947 Will Starr (Instr.) - 1954 Hi-Fi-4 - 1960 Aquatones - 1960 Billy Vaughn & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1964 Johnny Freeno - 1966 Warren Mitchell - 1967 Knuckles O'Toole - 1974 Carrie Marshall - 2013 Also recorded by: Marty Gold Children's Chorus; Walter Duncan; Reginald Dixon; Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby (Radio Transcript); Thomas Allen; Jo "Fingers" Carr; Clancy Hayes with Bob Scobey's Frisco Band; The Kings Men & The MGM Studio Orch; Sons Of The Pioneers; Ada Reeve; Robert Mandrell, Orch. & Chorus ........... and others. *** This song was written for a college fraternity banquet at Yale University when lyricist and composer were both studying there in 1913. They could not find a publisher in the USA, but, while Zo Elliott was studying at Trinity College, Cambridge the following year, he was able to get it published in England. The song then became very popular with British troops during World War I. Nights are growing lonely, Days are very long; I'm a-growing weary Only list'ning for your song. Old remembrances are thronging Thro' my memory, Thronging till it seems The world is full of dreams, Just to call you back to me. There's a long, long trail a-winding Into the land of my dreams, Where nightingales are singing And a white moon beams: There's a long, long night of waiting Until my dreams all come true; Till the day when I'll be going down That long, long trail with you. All night long I hear you calling, Calling sweet and low; Seem to hear your footsteps falling Ev'ry where I go. Tho' the road between us stretches Many a weary mile, Somehow I forget That you're not with me yet When I think I see you smile. There's a long, long trail a-winding Into the land of my dreams, Where nightingales are singing And a white moon beams: There's a long, long night of waiting Until my dreams all come true; Till the day when I'll be going down That long, long trail with you. (Contributed by Peter Akers - February 2016)

    


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