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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.

Happy trails

To some Texans the title of this song by Dale Evans has long been a salutation, almost a verbal tic.

"Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Happy trails to you, keep smilin’ until then."

An early-morning visitor’s search engine request for the lyrics reminded me it’s about time I posted them. Although I was a confirmed Gene Autry fan, I had to admit that Roy and Dale were more popular. See their museum with handmade boots and up-to-date mousepads. As for the song, well, what could you expect from someone whose horse was named Buttermilk?