A number of fans have been asking why David often uses ‘Happy Trails’ to end his messages. Fan’s first noticed David using this in the liner notes of ‘Dreams Are Nuthin’ More Than Wishes’ LP in 1973.
David said ‘It’s the song that Roy Rogers and his wife sang at the beginning and the end of their TV show when I was a very young boy!! I loved that song they sang on horseback.’
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  1. Judy A
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Thanks for that explanation, have always loved the way David signs off with those words.

    Happy trails to David and everyone today from me too!

    Judy x

  2. Heidi
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the explanation. I like the way he signs off his message.

  3. Mary Wrigley
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Nice sentiment with the happy trails reference.

    Lyrics from research say:

    Some trails are happy ones,
    Others are blue.

    It’s the way you ride the trail that counts,
    Here’s a happy one for you.

    Happy trails to you,
    Until we meet again.
    Happy trails to you,
    Keep smiling until then.

    Who cares about the clouds when we’re together?
    Just sing a song, and bring the sunny weather.

  4. Posted April 18, 2017 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the explanation! I always smiled at the quip. Happy trails to all of you too!

  5. Cindy Davis
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    I love this and I love you David. You’re so sweet and genuine to your fans. I enjoyed our moment together at BB King’s for your final concert. You graciously accepted the letter I wrote to you and were such a gentleman. Everything I ever pictured you to be. I truly hope you’ve had the time to read it because it’s very heartfelt from me to you. <3 Love, hugs and Happy Trails to you sweetheart!!

  6. Maggie
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    Thank you David…..and Happy Trails (till we meet)

    Maggie xxx

  7. Georgette
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    Dearest David,

    I hope you are doing well my friend, God be with you my dear………..peace to all…….

    thank you for reaching out to us……….g

  8. Jo Davies
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for explaining David. I have wondered what it related to and its such a unique personal way of finishing your messages. Aroha Jo.

  9. Denice Kirth
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    I knew somehow a horse was somewhere in there. Now understand it to a T. Thanks for explaining. David took alot in beening a youngster. David now you passed happy trails to us and we love you for that. We will follow your trails as long as you will let us. Have great week. Always so good you in contact with us fans,we want you happy.

  10. Linda Mislan
    Posted April 19, 2017 at 3:58 am | Permalink

    I’m the fan who sent the email asking the question of David
    I’m so thrilled that first off Jane who is remarkable took the time not only to read my email but was kind enough to personally ask David my question which i asked not only for myself but on behalf of many other fans who wondered the same thing.
    And David you are so very awesome which we all know
    But for you to answer the question i posed I’m ecstatic.
    I love you David and you ROCK!!!

    • Araceli from Spain
      Posted April 19, 2017 at 11:02 am | Permalink

      Thank you, Linda from all us

      • sheila owens
        Posted April 26, 2017 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

        Happy Trails my dear David and thank you for explaining this to us. Thank you Jane also for taking the time out of your busy schedule.
        Wishing you ;much health and happiness always. You are a truly remarkable person and that is why you are loved and treasured so much.

        Happy trails.
        Sheila UK xx

  11. Cartherine
    Posted April 19, 2017 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Often wondered myself thanks for the answer David and Jane

  12. Sandra Paul
    Posted April 19, 2017 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    It’s an adorable finish to a letter … just don’t ride off into the sunset though, okay 🙂 My world is getting smaller & smaller as we all get older, and the thought of not having you around, even if it’s just on here, is something I don’t even want to think about…I may have only seen you once in concert (1974), and never again since, but I want you to know David, what you’ve already heard thousands of times in your career : you are so very much loved and you’ve had such an impact on my life. You are a very special human being and I love you like a life-long friend xxx

  13. RightThing MusicSvcs
    Posted April 19, 2017 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    It’s all positive! Happiest of trails, always! 😀

  14. barbara
    Posted April 19, 2017 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    remembering roy rogers, just about remembered watching the show, the song
    trigger a four legged friend
    four legged friend,
    he`ll never let you down,
    honest and faithful right up to the end,
    that wonderful 123 four legged friend
    happy trails

  15. Fran Brennan
    Posted April 20, 2017 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    Hi ya’ David. I loved Roy Rogers as a kid, mainly because of Trigger’ because I adored horses’ still do. Also loved Mr’ Edd’! Those were the days. My mother’s cousin was married to a race horse owner back in the 1950’s , Had a horse that won the English Grandnational I think it was in the late 50’s. Was the first and only grey to win it at the time. Memory lane, to share with you! David it’s so sweet and kind of you to explain why you always signed with Happy Trails. Love and light I wish for you.Lol. xxxx

  16. Linda
    Posted April 20, 2017 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Hey David, I still have my albums on vinyl from the 70s. Loved the art work on the Dreams album & also love the Bali Hi track. I was lucky to see you perform twice in
    Sheffield , Newcastle, & Glasgow at the concert which was filmed.
    Your music always takes me back to my teen years! Hoping you are keeping well.
    Happy trails from your U.K. fans.xx

  17. Araceli from Spain
    Posted April 20, 2017 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    It couldn’t be of another way knowing how much you love horses. Thank you, you are so sweet. Always in prayers and my heart. I love you. Mwahhhh ?

  18. Araceli from Spain
    Posted April 20, 2017 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Happy Trails back at you, dear David!! ?

  19. Denice Kirth
    Posted April 20, 2017 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    David’s website is the best,EVER, David and us fans share so much,so cool to post about the past and the present experiences that life is about. And it’s fun to be here. Hi Felicia, got your card my friend. Thank You, have wonderful days ahead, till next time, enjoy and can’t wait to our next chat. David you have wonderful fans in your life.

  20. cw windt
    Posted April 21, 2017 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    Dear David – thanks for the explanation. I love with all my heart and soul. I will never ever forget you.I wish you peace calm and a happy and healthy life. I like to use Happy Trails. So my dearest David – HAPPY TRAILS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cw Windt

  21. Jean Daniels
    Posted April 23, 2017 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Hi David,
    When I was about 14 years old I fell in love with the image of David Cassidy.
    Later going through 20,s 30,s 40, 50,s I fell in love with your talent and the voice.
    I have been devastated by your recent health problems which as inspired me to do something .
    When I was about 14 you did a campaign in Britain regarding Keep Britian Tidy. From that day I have never dropped any litter .
    Now you have inspired me to raise money for the Alzheimer’s charity.
    I wish you all the very best . Xxx

  22. Posted April 24, 2017 at 2:52 am | Permalink

    David, happy trails to you until we
    meet again! Hi Denice! I am on vacation
    in Southern California. Thank you for
    the wonderful post! I am going to send
    you a postcard from California! Denice
    your the best! When I read your post
    it cheered me up! We live in a harsh
    world! Thank God for the David
    Cassidy website. Where a fan can
    express themselves! I love you David!

  23. Yvonne Sheridan
    Posted April 24, 2017 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    Hi David, Happy Trails to you also, now we know the wonderful reason behind it, I have been watching footage of your concerts on YouTube when you performed here in the U.K. your were such an inspiration to all us young teenagers at that time, BUT you were different because we carried on loving you all through our adult lives, reason being you were different always being honest, truthful and more like us.Thank you for such wonderful memeroies, never forget that you are loved worldwide by diehard fans who will stick by you no matter what. You are one special PERSON that no one else could ever replace, YOU ARE IN A CLASS THAT IS TOTALLY UNIQUIE NEVER FORGET you have gave more to any artist that I have read about,lots of love and hugs Yvonne from ScotlandX.

  24. Denice Kirth
    Posted April 25, 2017 at 2:40 am | Permalink

    Hi David, I was just wanting to say,have a nice day coming up,and a good week, have fun with everyday life,when your out and about. I wonder David, if you like to cook. If you do make something different,and have fun cooking. Cooking can be relaxing when you feel up to it. Hi Felicia, you made it great. Can’t wait for your postcard. I’m California dreaming. Have a super great time. Have good visit and I will wait to hear all about your trip. Take pictures. David it is so special ,to be on your weight, Yvonne your post was said just right, I agree. There is only one David Cassidy,and we love you ,should I list all the reasons,thank you David for being in our world.

  25. Denice Kirth
    Posted April 25, 2017 at 2:49 am | Permalink

    Well Felicia,I got all excited about your trip and I can’t spell. I meant to say, David it is so special to be on your website. Each day it just grows more. You have the nicest fans, so exciting to read all the posts , and we can be who each one of us are. And we all love hearing from you David.

  26. Posted April 25, 2017 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Thank you David for the explanation behind
    Happy Trails! I am in Southern California
    on vacation visiting family. I came to the
    conclusion I could never move out here.
    The east coast rocks! Hi Denice! I sent you a
    post card from California. I can’t wait to get
    back home! Sunday is airplane day!

  27. Posted April 26, 2017 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    I like your post Denice! I agree with you David’s
    website is the best website ever! I have 4 days
    left to my California trip. My youngest sister is in
    France, I am taking care of her little dog. My
    middle sister is a school nurse, she is gone all
    day. So I have a lot of time on my hands to
    reflect about my life. I walked 2 miles to mail
    your post card. You should get it by Monday.
    I am thinking about writing you a letter. You
    take care! Sincerely your friend , Felicia from Ma.

  28. Denice Kirth
    Posted April 27, 2017 at 2:53 am | Permalink

    Yes the east coast rocks,and I hope soon it happens and David Cassidy,gets recognized for all the rock and rolling,music he put out for decades. Hi David,Felicia can’t wait for your postcard,but do enjoy the days left on your trip. What part of California? I need a vacation soon, I played some music David sang,on partridge songs,his voice sounds so good on the song money money. His voice is the greatest. Felicia have a nice few days there, and like we talk, live in the moment. David I meet a good friend thanks to you,and she’s a great fan of yours from the heart. Life has happy moments.

  29. Posted April 27, 2017 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    Hi Margaret Staat!
    I am sorry for the delayed response. You asked
    me in a previous post why did your name turn
    blue on the post just like mine did. I don’t know.
    Maybe we are special fans! We broke no law so
    I doubt if they pull our names from the website.
    Good to hear from you Margaret. I am on vacation
    in Southern California. How are you doing?
    I love this website! Take care!

    • Posted April 27, 2017 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

      Hi Felicia. Thanks for your response. It is nice that you get some alone time. I read your post about your sister. Siblings can be a pain as well as a blessing. As my mom used to say, “This too will pass!” Take care.

  30. barbara
    Posted April 27, 2017 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    https://www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/case-study/bettys-story?gclid=CLLPmre7xdMCFU48GwodRnYJ8g hi david hope you are well, found this clip of how music therapy can help a person with dementia,

  31. Posted April 27, 2017 at 11:53 pm | Permalink


    “You Are Always on my Mind!” I hope you are doing fine.

    Love from the Heartland,

  32. Posted April 27, 2017 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    Dear Denice!
    You are a peach! God bless your heart! It is
    hard being the oldest. I am the oldest of 6. The
    only sibling I have an excellent relationship, is
    my brother Norman. We are only one tear apart
    in age. He is the only sibling that has kids and
    grandkids. I have a wonderful relationship with
    my brother’s oldest son and his wife and 4 kids.
    You helped me so much today. Thank you for
    sharing your sister story. We can forgive and move
    on but by God it is so hard to forget. I will zip
    my lip, and be a model guest. I am going to
    write you a letter, I feel inspired to start
    writing today. I am so blessed to have you as a
    friend. Thank you for your concern. I go to the
    airport on Sunday. For right now I am going
    to enjoy my last 2 days in California. I can’t
    fix anybody, so I got to take good care of
    myself. Denice you are awesome, you helped me
    so much! I love the David Cassidy website!

  33. Posted April 28, 2017 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    Dear Denice!
    I hope we are friends for a very long time!

  34. Denice Kirth
    Posted April 28, 2017 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    I’m glad I could help,you know what they say we can’t pick our families,but we can pick our friends. So on that note Felicia your last 2days will be great. There will be something come along that you have to create your happiness for the last 2 days. Somehow in family situation s the love is just hidden. So we argue. All of us have different situation s that made it happen. Meet someone nice on the plane have a good conversation. David Cassidy thank you for so much. You have inspired so much good to make us fans happy. You have always been honest. I just so happy to have you as my favorite entertainer of all time and all the special things you have done. The work with race horses touched my heart. They deserve a great retirement. I love the Kentucky Derby race. When they don’t race nomore deserve the green pastures.

  35. Guadalupe Posada
    Posted April 29, 2017 at 5:20 am | Permalink

    Hi Mr. David Cassidy,
    My husband Richard and me Lupe have always loved you. We especially adored you on the partridge family show. You were the best. Along with Shirley Jones a very beautiful woman. Don’t get us wrong you are/were a very hansom guy. My husband was in love with your hair and look that he tried the best to copy you. We pray and hope the best for you in your triumph to fight Dementia. we love you David.

  36. barbara
    Posted April 29, 2017 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    you have a mention in the magazine classic rock this month, it is to do with mick ronson who did some producing for you, an anniversary,and onto keeping fit, I eat healthily and have plenty of exercise especially as I approach my sixties, keeps the mind and body healthy, I have found eating fresh beetroot, is especially good for the mind, don`t know if you like it, and I have recently bought air purifiers, and I feel a whole lot healthy, can breath more clearly, which is good for the lungs and brain, can`t do no harm anyway, hope any tips will help.

  37. Posted April 29, 2017 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    Hi Denice !
    I wrote you a letter today, Saturday, April
    29th. I mailed it this morning ! Tomorrow is
    airplane day. I leave California tomorrow.
    This has been a bitter sweet trip!

  38. Denice Kirth
    Posted April 30, 2017 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    Hi Felicia,glad things worked out,have safe return, can’t wait to hear from you,and life will go on,and I’m sure your cat will be happy to see you, in the meantime I hope David Cassidy is doing real good, the other day my friend Michael said out of the blue , how he really had a great time when I took him to see David’s shows, but he said he worked so hard through the years, time for him to work on himself. My friend Michael said he’s going to work on his life. So there you have it maybe David is inspiring more people to take better care of themselves. My friend is 61. David Cassidy has the best singing voice, great to know I was not the only one who thought David Cassidy was different and one great star and a legend that we all got to share in his fame and we enjoyed and truly had fun. David it is great to tell you all good things about you. *Felicia be safe and hope your time there worked out for the better end. Being the oldest is a tough one, I know from experience, I glad change ages and responsibilities. David take care also.

  39. DJBrown
    Posted April 30, 2017 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    Thanks–loved Roy Rogers show–always watched it as a kid–so Happy Trails David==and keep Day Dream Believing!—Luv Denise

  40. May
    Posted May 1, 2017 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    ❤️❤️? Happy memories ?

    I like it when he yodels in that song ?

  41. Posted May 2, 2017 at 1:02 am | Permalink

    Hi Denice !
    I got back from California yesterday. It feels
    good to be home!

  42. Denice Kirth
    Posted May 2, 2017 at 2:38 am | Permalink

    Glad your back safe Felicia,sent you a letter today. I was worried, Hope your doing good David. Looking forward to when we hear from you David.

  43. Posted May 4, 2017 at 12:57 am | Permalink

    Hi Denice!
    I got back from California 3 days ago!
    I love being home. I did sit next to a cute
    guy on the plane ride home. We talked
    for about one hour. Unfortunately he was
    married! But that was okay because I was
    comfortable talking to him. I hope you
    got your postcard. I also wrote you a
    letter. I am feeling much better. I learnt
    a lot about myself on my vacation.
    It feels so good to express myself on
    David’s website. God bless David Cassidy
    forever and a day!

  44. Posted May 4, 2017 at 9:21 am | Permalink


    Are you still going to record “Little Things Mean a Lot?” I know you have a lot on your plate right now, though. Have a wonderful day.


  45. Denice Kirth
    Posted May 4, 2017 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Hi David, no matter what life is throwing at you now,just remember , You WillGet through this in time. The experiences , love you gave, and the legend you are no one can take that. Derby Day is almost here, I don’t have a favorite, I love all the horses, I’m going to a racetrack to people watch, get a snack,and just simply enjoy horse day. Wish you the same. Please take care of yourself first. Hi Felicia,see you meet someone nice on the plane home and had good conversation. On a lighter note I hope David Cassidy stays single for whatever time,because he needs his freedom, and no stress of a relationship, now that my thought. When your mind is free and clear, your health feels better. I’m off to the races. David each and every fan you have are special people to you. Stay in touch with us FOREVER.

  46. Posted May 4, 2017 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    A new day a new outlook! Life is good! David
    Cassidy if you are reading this I want you to
    know you are loved! You have the best fans in
    the world! They are intelligent, articulate, loyal
    and genuine! David may God bless you every day
    of your life!

  47. Posted May 5, 2017 at 12:56 am | Permalink

    David Cassidy you leave me speechless!

  48. Denice Kirth
    Posted May 5, 2017 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Hi Felicia, got your postcard,thank you, nice you did go,to California,and glad your back safe and how did David Cassidy leave you speechless? The one and only David Cassidy that brought love , happiness and fun to all of us fans. David have a good day today,and hope you have a happy moment today also. You kind caring good man.Felicia thanks for postcard I did enjoy it and glad to say ,happy we are friends. Please David always keep your website, it’s a place of happiness, honesty and home to us David Cassidy fans.

  49. Posted May 5, 2017 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Hi Denice!
    Boy did I mess up my words in the last post,
    I meant to say I am speechless. I am lost for
    words. David Cassidy is our forever man!
    He will remain in our hearts forever. Denice
    I am glad you like your post card. I have been
    back from California for 5 days now. I basically
    had a good time! I am so glad to be back home!

  50. Denice Kirth
    Posted May 5, 2017 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    Hi Felicia, I think David Cassidy is just so good looking and extra special and a good person inside,just a admiral man,who gave and gave us so much. Ya thers nothing like beenin home and able to be your own person. Glad you did have good time as well. I’m going to racetrack tommorow, I got 5 to choose from, not sure yet, I’m just going with the day. Let you know how it’s going,get a letter to you soon, my last one was hectic sorry, who would ever think that we would have modern technology, and there be a David Cassidy, website. David you take good care of yourself, please, we love you. Happy Derby Day, you had your days with the horses, and good for you, you had a passion and interest and a love for them.

  51. Posted May 6, 2017 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    I woke up in love this morning!

  52. Posted May 6, 2017 at 6:48 am | Permalink

    I received your letter in the mail on
    May 5th. I hope you got my letter!

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