The Handcart Song


The Handcart Song

35395, Children's Songbook, Heritage, The Handcart Song, 220

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.

Push and pull
As we go up the hill;
So on our way
Until we reach the Valley-o.

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. © 1989 IRI