Way Out There

Artists: The Sons of the Pioneers, Roy Rogers, Pete Seeger, Marty Robbins

By: Bob Nolan

       Way Out There

(Trio yodel that sounds like a train whistle)

A lonely spot I know where no man will go

where the shadows have all the room.

I was ridin’ free on the old S.P. , humming a southern tune

when a man came along , made me hush my song

kicked me off away out there.

(Trio Yodel)

So I threw down my load in the desert road

rested my weary legs.

I watching the sinking sun make the tall shadows run

Our across that barren plain

Then I hummed a tune to the rising moon

He gets lonesome way out there

(Trio Yodel)

So I closed my eyes to the starlit skies

and I lost myself in dreams

I dreamed the desert land was a milk and honey land

Then I woke up with a start.

There’s a train coming back on that one way track

Gonna take me ‘way from here.

As she was passing by, I caught her on the fly

I climbed in an open door

Then I turned around to that desert ground

Saw the spot I will see no more

As I was riding away I heard the pale moon say

“Farewell, pal, it sure gets lonesome here”

(Trio Yodel)

As she pulled out of sight, I turned to my right

the left and everywhere

but all I could see was a cactus tree

And a prairie dog playing there

Saw the prairie dog feed on the tumbling weed

That’s his home ‘way out there

Listen to The Sons of the Pioneers sing “Way Out There”  ( Note: a few verses are omitted)