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)
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.
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,
Smokey the Bear 1956: Show #1