Mudcat Café message #475900 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3267   Message #475900
Posted By: toadfrog
03-Jun-01 - 03:31 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: There's a Long, Long Trail (parodies)
Subject: RE: Gene? Long. Long Trail Awinding
An item you may want to add to digitrad: THERE'S A LONG, LONG, TRAIL was written by Stoddard King and first performed by John McCormack, in or about 1915. The Field Artillery parody, almost certainly from WW I, ran:

There's a long, long trace a winding
Round the hocks of my team,
And the martingale is twisted
Round the off brake beam.
I've got the off-horse saddled backward;
I've got the crupper round his neck!
It's all so darned peculiar, but I'll get there yet, by heck!