Wagons West by Stan
Jones © all rights reserved
Stan Jones gained fame for writing ""Riders in the Sky", but Wagons West
lyrics reflect pioneer travels on the Oregon or California trails.
However the song is also reflective of the tremendous travel of trade wagons on the Santa Fe Trail.
You can learn more of the Santa Fe at
the Santa Fe
Trail Center near Larned, and more of the Oregon Trail at Marysille, or Westmoreland, Kansas .
Rollin Rollin Rollin Rollin Rollin Rollin Rollin Rollin Wagons
West Wagons West
Wagons West are rollin, Out where winds are blowin,
Cross mountains and plains, thru sand and through rain, rolls the mighty wagon train.
150 years have gone since 1849, but the ghostly wagons rollin west are ever brought to mind
rollin rock and creakin wheels are heard from shore to shore And ever in the hearts of men, they live forevermore.
Wagons West are rollin, dusty wheels are goin
Cross mountains so high they keep rollin by and their thunder echoes in the sky.
Stalwart men in buckskins, their women by their side The sun sets on their faces as they ride
on westward ride.
Wagons west are rollin golden hills
are glowin and the pioneers down thru the years Have made this land our home.
Rollin, rollin, rollin
rollin, rollin rollin rollin rollin roll on roll on Wagons west, wagons west