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On the Rhythm Range

(Bob Nolan)

 

Sing Along with the Sons of the Pioneers

 

 

I was born a rover on the rhythmic range,

A rootin’ tootin’ terror and I never will change.

I sing a tune to the day and travel all of the way in rhythm.

Everything around me is a part of my song.

They seem to want to follow as I ramble along.

The lazy hawk in the sky is even tempted to try my rhythm.

 

On the rhythm range,

On the rhythm range,

Everything is keepin’ time to a sort of runic rhyme

And rhythm.

 

Ev’ry time a Sunday comes a-rollin’ around,

Down beside the water hole I’m sure to be found.

I’ll be a-scrubbin’ and rubbin’ in a manner profound in rhythm.

Water from a thousand feet is colder than air.

I always thought the devil kept it warmer down there.

I guess it weren’t in his path so I’ll be takin’ my bath in rhythm.

 

On the rhythm range,

On the rhythm range,

Everything is keepin’ time to a sort of runic rhyme

And rhythm.

 

I asked the prairie chicken when he started to scratch

If sandy fleas and bumblebees could hatch a better batch.

He said the only thing found beneath this doggone ground is rhythm.

He started in to workin’ with a toss of his head

And then he turned around to me and here’s what he said,

“I ain’t a-diggin’ for gold but when I’m scratchin’, my soul’s got rhythm.

 

On the rhythm range,

On the rhythm range,

Everything is keepin’ time to a sort of runic rhyme

And rhythm.

 

On the rhythm range,

On the rhythm range,

Everything is keepin’ time to a sort of runic rhyme

And rhythm.

 

On the Rhythm Range!

 

 

 

 

 

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