Vignettes: Covered Wagon Woman

Song Cycle by Alan Louis Smith

1. The allure of the West 

— Tacet —

2. Prologue to the journal [sung text checked 1 time]

...We knew nothing of frontier life, nor how to prepare for it. And
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3. There's a lady -- Monday, April 1 [sung text checked 1 time]

...whenever we stopped, even to water the horses, there would be
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4. Considerable excitement -- Saturday, April 6 [sung text checked 1 time]

...We found considerable excitement prevailing over the report that a
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5. The face of the earth -- Tuesday, May 14 [sung text checked 1 time]

We were safely across the wide and muddy-colored stream by eleven
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6. Buffalo chase -- Wednesday, May 22 [sung text checked 1 time]

After we had started this morning, there was great excitement over a
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7. The Sioux tribe and the "White Squaw" -- Monday, June 3 [sung text checked 1 time]

We traveled ten miles to-day and stopped on good grass. In the
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8. Lost boy -- Saturday, July 27 [sung text checked 1 time]

...Our boy Robert took up a horse near the road, it having the
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9. Upon them she depended -- Tuesday, August 27 [sung text checked 1 time]

...At noon we stopped in the cañon and took our lunch. Here we
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10. The mountain -- Friday, August 30 [sung text checked 1 time]

After traveling one mile from the edge of the lake, we came to the
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11. Margaret's dream 

— Tacet —

12. Here we are -- Saturday, September 7 [sung text checked 1 time]

During the last eight days of the journey, we had descended, in
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13. Epilogue to the journal [sung text checked 1 time]

...We had traversed the continent, from the far east to the farthest
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