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Trail Dreaminí

 (Bob Nolan)


Sunset, and twilightís falling.

Iíve been on the range all day.

I realize Iíve been closiní my eyes

And dreaminí the hours away.



All through the day in my saddle I sway,

Visions grow as I go trail dreaminí

I see a home on a blue mountain dome,

Love inlaid that I made trail dreaminí.

Thereís a rainbow path all lined with stars

And it leads to a gate of moonbeam bars

And itís welcome I feel till my vision so real

Turns to dust for Iím just trail dreaminí




        "Trail Dreamin'" was used in the Columbia picture "Spoilers of the Range" starring Charles Starrett and the Sons of the Pioneers.  This Bob Nolan song is still popular among hikers and riders because of it's leisurely pace. It was never commercially recorded until 1963 for RCA but you can find it on the radio transcriptions. Lloyd Perryman's 1963 arrangement is the perfect setting for a little gem of a song.

        The song was registered for copyright on March 30, 1940, and the sheet music is included in "Bob Nolanís Folio of Original Cowboy Classics No. 2", © 1940 by AMERICAN MUSIC, INC.



1939 Spoilers of the Range soundtrack  (Lloyd Perryman vocal)

1940 Orthacoustic "Symphonies of the Sage"  (Lloyd Perryman vocal)

NBC Thesaurus (Lloyd Perryman vocal)

Lucky U transcription

c 1955 Smokey the Bear series (Lloyd Perryman vocal)

1963 RCA Victor (Lloyd Perryman vocal)


TRANSCRIPTIONS with "Trail Dreamin'"


Courtesy of Jeff Conroy, Warner Chappell Music


"Bob Nolanís Folio of Original Cowboy Classics No. 2", © 1940 by AMERICAN MUSIC, INC.



Orthacoustic "Symphonies of the Sage" (064054)

NBC Thesaurus 1790 Side A MS-064054-D (same as Orthacoustic #4 Side B)

Teleways Transcriptions: #89-190-245

Lucky U programs courtesy of Larry Hopper:

    27 November 1951. Transcription Disc TR-117, 118
    28 November 1951. Transcription Disc TR-121, 122
    4 February 1952. Transcription Disc TR-224, 225
    19 June 1952. Transcription Disc TR-419, 420
    13 October 1952. Transcription Disc TR-515, 516
    6 February 1953. Transcription Disc TR-682, 683

Smokey the Bear 1956: Show #1