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WEST discusses the move west across the Appalachians following the gold rush of 1849.

We’ve been going out west

I’m only expanding cause I gotta manifest

Bring your family all the rest

Following the sun

We be moving to the left

We on the wagon trail

We gonna follow the rails

We been moving out west

We been moving out west

 

This the time to invest

There’s no stopping me new property

New interest

We’ve been going out west

Finally i'm laying down I can be at rest

 

Ima get gold

Get rich

Settle on a ridge

Setup a new farm

With cows, horse and pigs

Hop on my wagon

Giddy up quick

Go ahead and cross the Appalachians

 

Ohio property

No compromise

Moving west

To colonize

It’s the great awakening

It’s time to monopolize

Moving west

With my family

Living out my fantasy

Gold rush

Of ‘49

Making money casually

 

Ima make it out west

Ima go and manifest

 

Won’t you come and see

The Wild West is free

Manifest Destiny - A belief in the 19th-century United States that American settlers were destined to expand across North America.

Ohio property - One of the main properties of the Compromise of 1850. The Compromise of 1850 was one of several attempts by both the North and the South to settle differences over slavery's expansion.

Gold Rush - Gold rush that began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. 

Approximately 300,000 people migrated to California looking for gold.

Learn more about the Gold Rush at HISTORY.com

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