“The Santa Fe Trail”


The singer asks, "Say, pard, have you sighted a schooner Way out on the Santa Fe Trail?" In the company is "A little tow-headed gal on a pinto" whom he very much wishes to see. He describes her, though he will not give her name


Although the sheet music of this piece was published in 1911, it seems that almost every version in tradition (even pop tradition) derives from Jules Verne Allen's 1929 recording. - RBW


  • Jules [Verne] Allen, "Longside The Santa Fe Trail" Victor V-40118, 1929; Montgomery Ward M-4344, 1933; Montgomery Ward M-4780, 1935; on WhenIWas1)
  • Glenn Ohrlin, "Santa Fe Trail" (on Ohrlin01)
  • Art Thieme, "The Santa Fe Trail" (on Thieme03)
  • The Westerners [Massey Family], "Santa Fe Trail" (Perfect 6-03-58/Melotone 6-03-58, 1936)


  1. Ohrlin-HBT 85, "'Longside of the Santa Fe Trail" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #5096
  3. BI, Ohr085


Author: Words: James Grafton Rogers/Music: J. H. Gower
Earliest date: 1911 (sheet music)
Found in: US