Blueridge Bob.
Take Me Back.
Fri Apr 11, 2008 00:07
4.242.60.141 (XFF: 24.70.236.38)

Hi Diane, I seem to recall you requesting that song some time ago and I looked for it for quit some time, and came up empty. I tried again, and did come across the song below titled " Take Me Back, " which does have the line
" Take me back to Colorado " in it as you can see as you read down towards the end but, I have a hunch that this is not the song your looking for. This is the only song I have found, so far, that has those exact words in it.
I only submit it on the off chance that it might be?

If you could remember anything more about the song, like -- the name of the singer on the record that your dad heard singing it , or what record label it was on, something along those lines, it may give us a bit more to work with.
If you think of anything else, post it here and I'll keep diggin'.
So let me know about the song below, good luck, Bob.


TAKE ME BACK.

A mountain man climbs to the higher peak
Getting closer to the top
Where the chill winds blow on the caps of snow
And the strong outlast the weak
Where the slope is steep for the bighorn sheep
On the rocky narrow ledge
It's the chance they take and the price
they pay
For living on the edge
A melody rings through the canyon walls
To the valley down below
Where the only guide is the great divide
And the rushing waterfalls
Where the stars shine bright in the cool clear night
And the mountain lions roar
On the twisted pine of the timber line
Where the golden eagles soar
Take me back to Colorado
To the mountain of my dream
I can only glimpse a shadow
Of those diamonds in the stream
A mountain man climbs to the higher peak
Getting closer to the top
Where the chill winds blow on the caps of snow
And the strong outlast the weak
Where the stars shine bright in the cool clear night
And the mountain lions roa
On the twisted pine of the timber line
Where the golden eagles soar
Take me back to Colorado
To the mountain of my dream
I can only glimpse a shadow
Of those diamonds in the stream
Take me back to Colorado
Twenty years I've been away
From the stirrups and the saddle
From that call of yesterday
Take me back
Take me back
Take me back

  • Would like to find words to this song.Diane, Sun Apr 6 00:47
    I would like to find the song and all the lyrics to a song my Dad used to sing. I only words I can remember I think they go like this..."Take me back to Colorado it's a __________ and I'm longin' for ... more
    • Take Me Back to Col-ler-rad-daThayne, Sun Apr 27 12:54
      This is from "American Cowboy Songs" published in 1936. Hope it' the one you want. If you need the sheet music, I'll be glad to scan and email it to you. Take Me Back to Col-ler-rad-da Fer to Stay... more
      • sheet musicDiane, Wed Mar 18 03:07
        You said you would email me the sheet music to this song. Well I will take you up on it. I would love to have a copy of the sheet music. And yes this is the song. Thanks so very much.
      • Sheet musicsara123, Thu Sep 18 01:02
        I would love to have the sheet music for this song. My Dad used to sing it and I have been looking for this song for a long long while. He has since passed and so I couldn't ask him for the words.... more
      • Complete lyricsEd Williams, Sun May 11 08:01
        If possible I would like the complete song. As in one posting, this song was also sang by my dad. But there were a number of more choruses: One in particular went: "Bought myself a Ford machine,... more
        • old songsDiane, Thu Sep 18 01:15
          Hi Ed..I would like to know what other old songs you Dad sang. Maybe there are some I can't remember the words to and if you are searching for some others maybe I have them too. My Dad sang about an... more
          • Old songsAnonymous, Thu Sep 18 03:09
            Hi Diane...It is nice to hear from you again. The first song to come to mind is one called, "Zebra Dunn" and then one my grandmother sang about an Indian Maiden called, "The Little Mohee"
        • More verses.Blueridge Bob, Mon May 12 11:41
          I found this version with the "Ford machine" verse in it. I also found the "ford machine " verse and another verse that starts with "there's a gal that I'm a lovin'." from another source. I will... more
        • lyricsThayne, Sun May 11 12:52
          The lyrics I posted are the only ones shown in my old songbook. Perhaps someone else has a more complete version of the song. Sorry I couldn't be of more help to you.
          • Back from Colerradajj steele, Fri Nov 28 17:41
            Hey - I been lookin' for this song,too. Thanks! There was a copy of this song in a collection of Cowboy songs in the piano stool that my folks gave away when they sold the piano. Probably the same... more
            • leaderThayne, Sun Nov 30 18:31
              I too remember that animated cartoon that preceeded the intermission in the theater. We always had it between the first and second movies of the western double feature on Saturday afternoon. Sure... more
              • price of movieEd Williams, Mon Dec 1 02:53
                A dime? We used to get two movies, four cartoons and two featurets (Roy & Dale and Gene Autry) all for 7 milk bottle caps... How old am I?
                • price of movieThayne, Mon Dec 1 13:44
                  I showed your response to my wife and asked her what this said about your age and mine and how old we were. She said, "Want to know how old you are? TOO OLD." By the way, she's younger than I am and... more
                  • AgeEd Williams, Tue Dec 2 01:28
                    I turned 60 my last birthday... Saturday mornings were a treat for us during the winter because we got to dip the milk cap in sugar, the part that had expanded out of the bottle when it froze sitting ... more
                    • ageThayne, Tue Dec 2 12:44
                      Hi Ed, Well, I have you beat by seven years. Our milk didn't freeze that often because we lived in Tucson, AZ. However, my wife knows all about that because her parents' dairy was in a little town... more
          • Old Song BookDiane, Thu Sep 18 01:17
            Hi Thayne...I would like to know what old songbook you are referring to. I would love to have a copy. These lyrics are the ones I have been looking for for a long time and maybe the songbook has more ... more
            • Old Song BookThayne, Thu Sep 18 13:35
              Hi Diane........ The songbook I was referring to is titled "American Cowboy Songs". It was published in 1936 by Robbins Music Corp. I can't copy and paste to this posting, but if you don't mind... more
              • ciot if tge ubdex oageDiane, Wed Mar 18 03:23
                Yes Thayne I would love to have a copy of the index page of the "American Cowboy Songs" book. I was just listening to a tape I made without my Dad knowing it that was made in 1986. I has some really... more
              • Re: Old Song BookAnonymous, Sat Feb 28 13:25
                my email addressis dslow5@verizon.net. I'm interested in the Cowboy songbook and any other older songbooks you may have.
                • old song booksDiane, Wed Mar 18 03:25
                  Thayne if you have any other old song books I would love to know the names of them as I maybe able to find a copy somewhere. Thanks
    • Take Me Back. — Blueridge Bob., Fri Apr 11 00:07
      • Take Me Back to Coloradosara123, Thu Sep 18 01:11
        Bob someone came up with the words to the song I was looking for. I am so happy... They said it was "Take Me Back to Col-ler-rad-da Fer to Stay" and that is the song I have been looking for. I do not ... more
        • "Take Me Back To Colorado"Mickie, Sat Jun 25 02:41
          I learned this song from my Dad, a cowboy from Jackson Hole.
        • Re: Take Me Back to ColoradoAnonymous, Sun Aug 9 16:13
          When I was a child in the 1940's there was a cowboy singer who had a radio program and "Take me back to Colorado" was his theme song. I don't know who he was but I'd love to get a copy of the song.
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