Happy Trails

By: Dale Evans    Released 1952

Recorded by:Roy Rogers, Dale Evans,The Sons of the Pioneers, Randy Travis, Dusty Rogers,

~Happy Trails ~

Some trails are happy one

others are blue.

It’s the way you ride the trail that counts.

Here’s a happy one for you.

(Chorus)

Happy Trails to you,until we meet again.

Happy trails to you, keep smilin’ until then.

Who cares about the clouds when we’re together?

Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.

Happy trails to you

until we meet again.

Listen to Roy and Dale sing “Happy Trails”.

Cool Water

Written by: Bob Nolan 1936

Cool Water

  All day I faced the barren waste

Without the taste of water….. cool water.

Old Dan and I with throats burnt dry

And souls that cry for water

Cool, clear, water.

*(CHORUS)

The nights are cool and I’m a fool,

each star’s a pool of water…cool water.

But with the dawn, I’ll wake and yawn

and carry on to water.

Cool clear, water.

*(CHORUS)

The shadow’s sway and seem to say

“Tonight we pray for water”…cool water

And way up there He’ll hear our prayer

and show us were there’s  water.

Cool water.

*(CHORUS)

Dan’s feet are sore ,

he’s yearning for just one thing more than water.

…cool water

Like me, I guess, he’d like to rest

where there’s no quest for water

Cool, clear water.

*Chorus:

Keep a movin’ Dan, don’t you listen to him, Dan.

He’s a devil, not a man and he spreads the burning sand with water.

Oh Dan, can you see that big, green tree,

where the waters running free and its waiting there for you and me?

Listen to The Sons of the Pioneers sing “Cool Water” below.

Tumbling Tumbleweeds

Written by: Bob Nolan

Probably, his most famous song, Bob Nolan wrote this song in the early 1930’s as “Tumbling Leaves”.  It was soon changed to “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” and became popular nationwide.      Roy Rogers  and the Sons of the Pioneers used it in many of their earliest performances and recordings. It was also recorded by many other artists such as Gene Autry, Bing Crosby, and Slim Whitman. In 1998 the Coen brothers included it in the score of the film, ” The Big Lebowski”.

Tumbling Tumbleweeds

I’m a rovin’ cowboy, riding all day long
Tumbleweeds around me sing their lonely song.
Nights underneath a prairie moon,
I ride alone and sing a tune.

Chorus:
See them tumbling down,
Pledging their love to the ground,
Lonely but free I’ll be found
Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.

Cares of the past are behind,
Nowhere to go but I’ll find
Just where the trail will wind,
Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.

I know when night has gone that a new world’s born at dawn,

I’ll keep rolling along,
Deep in my heart is a song,
Here on the range I belong,
Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.