Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Thursday Theme Song

There's a Long, Long Trail
A bit of history on the song:  though it has long been associated with WWI (and I am sure ALL of you remember that war!), it was actually written to be sung at a fraternity banquet the year before the war was declared -  in 1913, by a pair of Yale undergrads.  I tried to find a decent audio file of the song for those who don't know it, but most of them were not great quality...I have included one of them at the end, if you want to listen.

There's a long, long trail a-winding
Into the land of my dreams,
Where the nightingales are singing
And a white moon beams.
There's a long, long night of waiting
Until my dreams all come true;
Till the day when I'll be going down
That long, long trail with you.
The song can be heard here: There's a Long, Long Trail.

Linking to Anni's Thursday Theme Song.


TexWisGirl said...

love the moon and the 'long night' shots. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

So creative! Love how you matched the photos to the words.

Lois Evensen said...

Excellent! What a great post. :)

Beth Edwards said...

oh, the bench looks so comfortable. love the sunset view. enjoy how the clouds are lit up by the clouds. so great! i don't believe i have heard this song ... i wonder maybe by another artist? i will check that out. (:

Jan n Jer said...

Nice pics! Love the moon shot!

Red said...

Always interesting to see these posts. I think you work harder on both photos and text for these posts.

Connie said...

My, what a lovely post!
Thank you, Connie :)

Brian King said...

The moon, sunset, and rainbow are gorgeous!

Lighthousegal said...

Definitely had not heard that song before.

Your photos are absolutely amazing! Each one is such is such abeautiful scene. Excelent Job!

I didn't have a chance to put anything together this week but hopefully will be back next week.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Your images are fabulous Linda and I did enjoy listening to the song ver much.

Carletta said...

LOVELY post!
Every week you amaze me with your choice of photos to relate to the words. To use the rainbow for dreams, an empty park bench for being together - it just clicks.
I know I say this every week but - well done!

Kay L. Davies said...

Such lovely photos to accompany the beautiful old lyrics, Linda. I might not remember WWI, but I sure do remember this song, and I can see why it was picked up as a war-era love tune and not left as a frat song for undergrads.
Thanks for sharing the long, long trail this song has wound throughout the years.

Annmarie Pipa said...

what a lovely post!!
the pictures are perfect.

Louis la Vache said...

What a great post, Linda!
«Louis» especially likes the photo with the moon and the clouds.

M. Scélérat, editeur à «Louis»: I'm SHOCKED that you didn't call that photo a "moon shot"!

«Louis» à M. Scélérat, editeur : Aw, shaddup! How about I ram your backside with my horns and launch you on a little "moon shot" of your own?!

M. Scélérat, editeur: GULP!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh i love it! =)

kaye said...

you always do a nice job at this.

Ann said...

have not heard this song but I like to go with you on this beautiful trail

Anonymous said...

Nice photography.

Jenn Jilks said...

Very creative!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Gorgeous photo trail~ thx for sharing & inspiring.. :))