Don’t Fence Me In

By: Cole Porter and Robert Fletcher

Artists: Roy Rogers, The Sons of the Pioneers, Bing Crosby, The Andrew Sisters, Willie Nelson

The Oak Ridge Boys, Lorrie Morgan

  Don’ t Fence Me In 

Wild cat Kelly, looking mighty pale

was standing by the sheriff’s side

and when that sheriff said,

I’m sending you to jail

wild cat raised his head and cried.

Oh give me land, lots of land under starry skies above.

Don’t fence me In

Let me ride through the wide open country that I love

Don’t fence me in.

Let me be by myself in the evening breeze

And listen to the murmur of the cotton wood 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 cayuse , let me wander over yonder til I see the mountain rise.

I want to ride to the ridge where the west commences.

Gaze at the moon until I lose my senses,

I can’t look at hobbles and I can’t stand fences,

Don’t fence me in.


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