DONīT FENCE ME IN

Wildcat Kelley, looking kind of pale was standing by the Sheriff's side.

And when the Sheriff said, "I'm sending you to jail"

Wildcat 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.

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 him straddle and his saddle
 

Underneath the Western skies - thatīs right! - no sight!

On this Cayuse, let him wander over yonder

Till he see the mountains rise - and what a sight!

Iīve been in the skies.


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

Gaze at the moon untill I lose my senses.

Can't look at hobbles and I can't stand fences.

Don't fence me in.

 

Wildcat Kelley, back again in town was sitting by his sweetheart's side

And when his sweetheart said, "Come on, let's settle down"

Wildcat 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.

Listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees.

Send me off forever but I ask you, please,

Don't fence me in!

Oh, donīt fence me in! - Down in the saddle.

Donīt fence me in! - Heīs herding cattle.

Donīt fence me in! - Wildcat Kelley we never sing about!

Donīt fence me in! - Wildcat Kelley he never come to town!

Donīt fence me in! - Wildcat Kelley he never settle down!

Donīt fence me in! - Wildcat Kelley on the prairie!