Happy Trails to You

Words & Music by Dale Evans, 1950
Recorded by Roy Rogers & Dale Evans, 1951

Intro Verse:

D     F#m       B7          E7   E7/9      E7        
Some trails are happy ones, oth - ers are blue.
          A       Em7     Cdim        A
It's the way you ride the trail that counts,
          A   Gdim E7/9  A7  D
Here's a hap - py   one for you.

A7     Dalt      D    D6     Cdim   A7
Happy trails to you until we meet again;

      A7(V)     A7   Em7  A7     A7+5    D
Happy trails to you, keep smiling until then.

DM7  D7     D9       Am7        D7      G9  G
Who cares about the clouds when we're together?

G/F#  B7    Cdim      B7       Bm7-5 E7/9    A7
Just sing a song and bring the sunny weath - er.
A7+5   Dalt  D   B7           G   A7+5   D
Happy trails to you, 'til we meet   a - gain.

According to www.allmusic.com , Evans wrote this song on an envelope and taught it to Roy Rogers and The Sons of the Pioneers forty minutes before the start of the radio show on which it aired for the first time. It was used as the closing theme song for the Roy Rogers television show from 1951-1957. The intro verse shown is as was recorded by Randy Travis in a duet with Roy Rogers.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.