Home On The Range

Album: Songs of the Old West (1873)
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  • Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam
    Where the deer and the antelope play
    Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
    And the skies are not cloudy all day

    Chorus Home home on the range
    Where the deer and the antelope play
    Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
    And the skies are not cloudy all day

    Where the air is so pure and the zephyrs so free
    The breezes so balmy and light
    That I would not exchange my home on the range
    For all of the cities so bright

    The Red man was pressed from this part of the west
    He's likely no more to return
    To the banks of the Red River where seldom if ever
    Their flickering campfires burn

    How often at night when the heavens are bright
    With the light from the glittering stars
    Have I stood there amazed and asked as I gazed
    If their glory exceeds that of ours

    Oh I love these wild flowers in this dear land of ours
    The curlew I love to hear cry
    And I love the white rocks and the antelope flocks
    That graze on the mountain slopes high

    Oh give me a land where the bright diamond sand
    Flows leisurely down in the stream
    Where the graceful white swan goes gliding along
    Like a maid in a heavenly dream

    Then I would not exchange my home on the range
    Where the deer and the antelope play
    Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
    And the skies are not cloudy all day Lyrics from a song in Public Domain

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