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Open Range Ahead

(Bob Nolan)

 

Sing Along with the Sons of the Pioneers

 

If you like a lot of room around to roam in,

Where any place you stop your heart’s at home in,

If you like to see a campfire in the gloamin’,

There’s an open range ahead.

If you like the sound of lazy cattle lowin’,

Where miles of sage and tumbleweeds are growin’,

Then it’s time you knew the only place you’re goin’

Is an open range ahead.

 

Up in the sky keep a bright sun shinin’,

Out of the West let a clean wind blow,

Here in your heart there will be no more pinin’

For somewhere else to go.

If you like to hear the prairie wind a-wailin’

And watch the snowy clouds above a-sailin’,

You can bet your life your heart will soon be trailin’

To an open range ahead.

 

Some folks will spend a lifetime

Searching far and near

For something that’s always been waitin’,

Waitin’ for them right here.

 

If you like a lot of room around to roam in,

Where any place you stop your heart’s at home in,

If you like to see a campfire in the gloamin’,

There’s an open range ahead.

If you like the sound of lazy cattle lowin’,

Where miles of sage and tumbleweeds are growin’,

Then it’s time you knew the only place you’re goin’

Is an open range ahead.

 

Up in the sky keep a bright sun shinin’,

Out of the West let a clean wind blow,

Here in your heart there will be no more pinin’

For somewhere else to go.

If you like to hear the prairie wind a-wailin’

And watch the snowy clouds above a-sailin’,

You can bet your life your heart will soon be trailin’

To an open range ahead.

 

Up in the sky keep a bright sun shinin’,

Out of the West let a clean wind blow,

Here in your heart there will be no more pinin’

For somewhere else to go.

If you like to hear the prairie wind a-wailin’

And watch the snowy clouds above a-sailin’,

You can bet your life your heart will soon be trailin’

To an open range ahead.

 

 

 

 

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