Home on the Range

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Music by Daniel E. Kelley
Lyrics by Brewster Martin Higley

VERSE 1

    G                        C 
Oh! give me a home where the buffalo roam,

          G            A7       D 
Where the deer and the antelope play;

      G                    C 
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,

        G             D7         G 
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

      D7          G 
Home, home on the range,

                       A7       D 
Where the deer and the antelope play;

      G                    C 
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word

        G             D7         G 
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

VERSE 2

    G                        C 
Oh! give me a land where the bright diamond sand

           G              A7         D 
Throws its light from the glittering streams,

      G                 C 
Where glideth along the graceful white swan,

         G           D7       G 
Like the maid in her heavenly dreams.

      D7          G 
Home, home on the range,

                       A7       D 
Where the deer and the antelope play;

      G                    C 
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word

        G             D7         G 
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

ADDITIONAL LYRICS:

VERSE 3

Oh! give me a gale of the Solomon vale,

Where the life streams with buoyancy flow;

On the banks of the Beaver, where seldom if ever,

Any poisonous herbage doth grow.

VERSE 4

How often at night, when the heavens were bright,

With the light of the twinkling stars,

Have I stood here amazed and asked as I gazed,

If their glory exceeds that of ours.

VERSE 5

I love the wild flowers in this bright land of ours,

I love the wild curlew's shrill scream;

The bluffs and white rocks and antelope flocks,

That graze on the mountains so green.

VERSE 6

The air is so pure and the breezes so free,

The zephyrs so balmy and light,

That I would not exchange my home here to range

Forever in azures so bright.

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A7 C Major D Major D7 G Major
Guitar A7 C Major D Major D7 G Major
Mandolin A7 C Major D Major D7 G Major
Piano A7 C Major D Major D7 G Major
Ukulele A7 C Major D Major D7 G Major