Don't Fence Me In

Melody -

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.
  Just turn me loose,
Let me straddle my old saddle
Underneath the western skies,
On my cay-use
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
Till I lose my senses;
Can't look at hobbles
And I can't stand fences,
Don't fence me in.

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