Don’t Fence Me In

Oh, give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above
Don’t fence me in
Let me ride thru the wide-open country that I love
Don’t fence me in
Let me be by myself in the evening breeze
Listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees
Send me off forever, but I ask you please
Don’t fence me in
Don’t fence me in

Just turn me loose
Let me straddle my old saddle underneath the western skies
On my cayuse
Let me wander over yonder till I see the mountains rise
I want to ride to the ridge where the west commences
Gaze at the moon until I loose my senses
I can’t look at hobbles and I can’t stand fences
Don’t fence me in
Don’t fence me in

Lyrics by Cole Porter
Performed by David Byrne, Bing Crosby, Roy Rogers & more

Via Bright Sky Press.

0 responses to “Don’t Fence Me In

  1. That has to be the most unchararcteristic lyric Porter, the consumate urban sophisticate, ever put to paper.

    Wonder if KD Lang ever sang it? Man she’d sound great on it. That lush voice!

  2. He did a nice job with it. I love the line “let me straddle my old saddle.” Who else could come up with that one?