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Thread #16367   Message #152039
Posted By: CavalierLady
20-Dec-99 - 02:57 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Colorado: 'If I had a wagon, I would ...'
Subject: If I Had A Wagon, I Would Go to Colorado
I am looking for a song based on just a few lyrics. I remember hearing it on the radio while I was watching my mother iron clothes back in grade school, maybe early jr. high. So it would have been anywhere between 1965-1970, probably 1967 or 1968. It must have been popular or I wouldn't have heard it so often back then, but maybe it was not popular anywhere but in Colorado where I was then. I have looked for umpteen years now, and have never found even a hint. I have checked folk groups like the New Christy Minstrels and the Weavers, (because that is what I remember them sounding like) no luck whatsoever. I can give you just a few lyrics:

Refrain:
If I had a wagon, I would go to Colorado,
Go to Colorado,
If I had a wagon, I would.....
If I had a wagon, I would go to the state,
Where a man can walk a mile high.

Verse:
You come across the prairie,
and there before your eyes,
You see the Rocky Mountain peaks,
climbing into the sky,
Climbing into the skyyyyyyy.....

Refrain:
If I had a wagon, I would go to Colorado
Go to Colorado,
If I had a wagon, I would.....
If I had a wagon, I would go to the state,
Where a man can walk a mile high.


And that is all I can remember.
Surely I didn't dream this up!!??
Has anyone besides me ever heard this song???

Does anyone know who sang it?
I finally joined and found the great links page, so I could do some searching if I only knew the name of the song, and the artist!

I would surely appreciate any info.
Thanks.
Cavalier Lady