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Trail To Sunset Valley

By L. (Louis) Wolfe Gilbert and Lewis F. Muir

New York: Jos. W. Stern & Co. (1916)

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[Verse 1]
Show me the way to sail,
Show me the way by rail
I’ve hunted night and day
I’ve tried to find my way;
Here in a land so free,
One place denied to me,
I wonder if my heart’s desire,
Cares and waits for me

I’d like to find the trail that leads to Sunset Valley
Oh that wonderful Valley
Where the Evening Time Moon shines down on lovers,
Where the lovebird and her mate are always paly
And that is where I met her my only beautiful Lady
And like a fool so false I proved to be,
That ever since that place is lost to me
I’d like to find the trail to Sunset Valley down by the mountain side.

[Verse 2]
I’m satisfied to pay,
Don’t mind so much by day
But when the nighttime falls
It’s then the lovebird calls;
And in my land of dreams,
I’m back again it seems,
I hold her hand and whisper love words,
Only in my dreams



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