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Chant of the Plains  (I Need You)

(Bob Nolan)

 

Sing Along with the Sons of the Pioneers

 

All through the prairie I wander.

Night falls and I long for you.

Everything here in Godís Garden

Shares my longing, too.

 

Listen to the prairie weave a song from a wail,

Listen to him blend it with the nightingale,

Winginí up above where the dark clouds sail and fly.

I need you.

Listen to the rhythm of the padded feet,

Stealiní through the desert, hear his wild heart beat,

Searchiní for his love and my heart repeats his cry,

I need you.

 

Far in the distance hear that note

Itís born of a call in a savage throat

Who waits a mateís reply.

Listen to the moaniní of the wind on its way,

Everything he touches, see it bend and sway,

Seem to pledge a love and send him on his way, thatís why

I need you.

 

Each liviní thing bows in sadness

Flowers of crimson and blue

They need the sunshine for smiliní, darlin',

I need you.

 

Listen to the prairie weave a song from a wail,

Listen to him blend it with the nightingale,

Winginí up above where the dark clouds sail and fly.

I need you.

Listen to the rhythm of the padded feet,

Stealiní through the desert, hear his wild heart beat,

Searchiní for his love and my heart repeats his cry,

I need you.

 

Far in the distance hear that note

Itís born of a call in a savage throat

Who waits a mateís reply.

Listen to the moaniní of the wind on its way,

Everything he touches, see it bend and sway,

Seem to pledge a love and send him on his way, thatís why

I need you.

 

 

 

 

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