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Home on the Range is a classic western song originally composed by Daniel E. Kelly. It has been covered by the Mountain Goats during several live shows.

LyricsEdit

Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day

Home, home on the range
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day

Where the air is so pure, and the zephyrs so free
The breezes so balmy and light
That I would not exchange my home on the range
For all your fair cities so bright

Home, home on the range
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day

How often at night when the heavens are bright
By the light of the glittering stars
How I stood there amazed and observed as I gazed
That their glory exceeds that of ours

Home, home on the range
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

  • The original lyric is "Have I stood there amazed and asked as I gazed, / If their glory exceeds that of ours." At 2015-06-04 - Pappy and Harriet's - Pioneertown, CA, John spoke of the "hubris" of asking this question before singing the alternate lyric.

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