The Handcart Song

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  1. When pioneers moved to the West,
    With courage strong they met the test.
    They pushed their handcarts all day long,
    And as they pushed they sang this song:
    For some must push and some must pull,
    As we go marching up the hill;
    So merrily on our way we go
    Until we reach the Valley-o.
  2. Push and pull
    As we go up the hill;
    So on our way
    Until we reach the Valley-o.
  3. Words: Original text by John Daniel Thompson McAllister, 1827-1910; new verse by Lucile Cardon Reading, 1909-1982
    Music: John Daniel Thompson McAllister, 1827-1910. Arr. (c) 1989 IRI