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Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom

Songs and Poems

Don't Fence Me In

by Cole Porter

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 evenin' 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 Cayuse, let me wander over yonder
Till I see the mountains rise.
Chorus: I want to ride to the ridge where the west commences
And gaze at the moon till I lose my senses.
I can't look at hovels and I can't stand fences.
Don't fence me in.