Don't Fence Me In (Armstrong Louis)

Wildcat Kelley, looking mighty 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 me straddle my old saddle Underneath the Western skies On my Cayuse, let me wander over yonder Till I see the mountains rise I want to ride to the ridge where the West commences Gaze at the moon till 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 Just turn me loose, let me straddle my old saddle Underneath the Western skies On my Cayuse, let me wander over yonder Till I see the mountains rise I want to ride to the ridge where the West commences Gaze at the moon till I lose my senses Can't look at hobbles and I can't stand fences Don't fence me in