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Many of the songs that emerged during the
1800s from what is commonly referred to as “the ole West” in most cases are
authentic American folk songs.
The origin of Colorado Trail is such an example.
Some writers attribute it to a cowboy from Duluth, Minnesota but this has not
been authenticated. This easy to learn arrangement has three settings.
It features (1) a group solo in Part IV, (2) a duet between Parts III & IV, and
(3) a four-part setting that closes it.
variable voicing chart to view the options that are available.
Words and Music: American
Folk Song (origin unknown)
Arranged by: J.B.
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Trail you will be able to access an engraved copy of the piece.
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The arrangement is
sung by the Arkansas
Don L. Collins,