Wait for the Wagon
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Lesley Nelson-Burns



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Barry Taylor



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The words and music were written by R. Bishop Buckley (of Buckley's Minstrels) and George P. Knauff. It was first published in Baltimore in 1851. During the Civil War Southerners had a parody The Southern Wagon.

Will you come with me my Phyllis dear
To yon blue mountain free?
Where the blossoms smell the sweetest,
Come rove along with me.
It's every Sunday morning
When I am by your side,
We'll jump into the wagon
And we'll all take a ride.
Wait for the wagon,
Wait for the wagon
Wait for the Wagon
And we'll all take a ride.

Where the river runs like silver
And the birds they sing so sweet
I have a cabin, Phyllis,
And something good to eat;
Come listen to my story,
It will relieve my heart;
So jump into the wagon,
And off we will start.
Wait for the wagon,
Wait for the wagon
Wait for the Wagon
And we'll all take a ride.

Together, on life's journey,
We'll travel till we stop,
And if we have no trouble,
We'll reach the happy top;
Then come with me, sweet Phyllis,
My dear, my lovely bride,
We'll jump into the wagon,
And all take a ride.
Wait for the wagon,
Wait for the wagon
Wait for the Wagon
And we'll all take a ride.

Related Links
From The American Song Treasury and
Best Loved Songs of the American People
See Bibliography for full information.