Library of Congress

Teachers

The Library of Congress > Teachers > Classroom Materials > Presentations and Activities > Timeline
Timeline Home Page
home
Rise of Industrial America
The American West
I Will Go West

The myths of the West have been captured in movies, art, novels, and other works of art. The song below, from Music for the Nation, 1870-1885, was written in 1875. It tells of a family considering moving West. What reasons does the song give for moving West? What does this person expect the West to be like? Based on your knowledge of conditions in the West, how might this person and his family be surprised if they decided to move West?

Click on the image to view a larger version of the song sheet. You can also view the bibliographical record for this document. Use your browser's Back Button to return to this point.


sheet music

top of page


Click on the image to view a larger version of the song sheet. You can also view the bibliographical record for this document. Use your browser's Back Button to return to this point.