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Dont Fence Me In2-crd  Roy Rogers

[C]Wildcat [F]Kelly looking [C]mighty pale,
Was standing by the sheriff's [G7]side
And [C]when the [F]sheriff said "I'm [C]sending you to
jail, "
[G7]Wildcat raised his head and [C]cried:
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Chorus:
[C]Oh [G7]give me [C]land, lots of [Am]land
Under [C]starry skies a[Am]bove.
[C]Don't [F]Fence Me [G]In.
Let me [G]ride through the [G7]wide open
[G]Country that I [G7]love.
[G]Don't [G7]Fence Me [C]In.
Let me [C]be by myself in the evening [C7]breeze,
[F]Listen to the murmur of the cottonwood [Dm7]trees.
[C]Send me off for[C7]ever,
but I ask [F]you, [C7]please[F],
[C]Don't [G7]Fence Me [C]In.

[C7]Just turn me [F]loose, let me straddle my old
saddle
Underneath the western [C]skies.
[C7]On my [F]cayuse let me wander over yonder
Till I see the mountains [C]rise.
[G]I [G7]want to [C]ride to the ridge
where the west com[C7]mences,
[F]Gaze at the moon until I lose my [Dm7]senses.
[C]Can't look at [C7]hobbles
and I can't [F]stand [C7]fen[F]ces.
[C]Don't [G7]Fence Me [C]In.
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Wild cat Kelly back again in town,
was sitting by his sweetheart's side,
And when his sweetheart said,
"Come on let's settle down."
Wild Cat raised his head and cried:

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*Cole Porter was credited with sole authorship when
the song was published, but he had essentially
re-worked a poem written earlier by Robert Fletcher.
Fletcher,
who worked for the Dept. of Highways in Helena, MT, is
the one who wrote the "roadside history" placques that
were seen along the state's highways until the
1980s. Fletcher sold the poem/song to Porter for a
small sum when Porter was asked to write a cowboy song
for the film. Porter wanted to give Fletcher
co-authorship credit, but his publishers would not
allow that. Later, after the song got so popular,
Fletcher hired legal advice and his attorneys
negotiated his
being given proper co-authorship credit in subsequent
publications.

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Here's the songs as posted by Wayne Ray. Incorrect
words and phrases have been crossed out and corrected.
The verses are omitted and authorship not given.

Subject: Re: words:don't fence me in

Give me land, lots of land under stary starry skies
above,
but Don't fence me in.
Let me ride over through the wide open valleys spaces
that I love,
But Don't fence me in,

Let me ride to the ridge where the west commences,
and gaze at the moon 'till I loose my sences,
I Can't look at hobbles, and I can't stand fences, so
Don't Fence me in!
Let me be by myself in the evening breeze,
Listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees,
Send me out forever, but I ask you, please,
Don't fence me in.
Just turn me loose, let me straddle my old saddle
under neath a the western sky skies.
On my kyuse cayuse, let me wonder wander over yonder
till I reach see the mountain high mountains rise.
I want to ride to the ridge where the west commences,
Gaze at the moon till I loose all sences lose my
senses,
I Can't look at hobbles, and I sure can't stand
fences,
so Don't Fence Me In.
Repeat- give me land lots of land....
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Here's the songs as posted by M. Lawrence. Lyrics are
correct, but last verse is omitted and authorship
credit to Fletcher not given.
Subject: r/rogers_roy/don't fence me in.crd
Song: Donât Fence Me In
Sung By: Roy Rogers ö King of the Cowboys
CD: Double Barrel Country ö Roy Rogers & Sons of the
Pioneers
Written By: Cole Porter
(CAPO 1st Fret)
Verse 1.
[D]Wild Cat Kelly, lo[G]okinâ mighty p[D]ale
Was standinâ by the sheriffâs s[A7]ide
And wh[D]en that sheriff said ãIâm se[G]ndinâ you to j[D]ailä
Wild Cat ra[A]ised his head and cr[D]ied
Chorus:
[D]Oh give me land, lots land under starry skies above
Donât fence me [A7]in
Let me ride through the wide open country that I love
Donât fence me [D]in
Let me be by myself in the eveninâ br[D7]eeze
[G]Listen to the murmur of the cotton wood trees
[D]Send me off forever but I a[B7]sk you pl[Gm]ease
[D]Donât fe[A7]nce me [D]in
Verse 2.
Just turn me lo[G]ose let me straddle my old saddle
Underneath the western sk[D]ies
On my Ca[G]yuse let me wander over yonder
Till I see the mountains r[D]ise
I want to ride to the ridge where the west[D7] commences
And ga[G]ze at the moon till I loose my senses
I c[D]anât look at hovels and I c[B7]anât stand fe[Gm]nces
[D]Donât fe[A7]nce me [D]in

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