The Handcart Song

First line: Ye Saints who dwell on Europe’s shore / When pioneers moved to the West, With courage / When pioneers mov’d to the west, With courage strong / When pioneers mov’d to the west / Ye Saints who dwell on Europe’s shore, Prepare

Original language: English

Words: John Daniel Thompson McAllister; Lucile C. Reading
Music: Scottish folk tune


The Handcart Song
, no. 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 goUntil we reach the Valley-o.

These charts show the use of this song in English hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If a song appears in multiple editions of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once. [undetermined] means that tune information has not yet been entered in.

Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English

The Handcart Song

, Jan 2004

Arr.: Tammy Simister Robinson

The Handcart Song

, no. 220

The Handcart Song

, no. 220

The Handcart Song

, 14

The Handcart Song

, no. E-7

Handcart Song

, no. 278

Arr.: Frederick Beesley