“That Is Even So”


"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


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1858 (Put's Golden Songster)
Found in: US