Minstrel Mike, the Banjo Man ©20013

My Colorado Home on the Range

to tune of Old Kentucky Home (Stephen Foster) and Home on the Range (sample at the end)

G / C G | B7 A7 D7 /
G / C G | C/G A/D G /

G C G B7 | C / G /
G / C G | C/G A/D G /

1. The sun shines bright on my Colorado home
'tis summer, the antelope play
The winter wheat's green and the prairie's in full bloom
while the meadowloarks make music all the day.

2. The young folks roll on the little cabin floor
All merry, all happy and bright.
Bye and bye dust storms came a-blowing thru the door
and my Colorado home goodnight.

ch: Weep no more my darling
oh weep no more today
We will sing one song for my Colorado home
for my Colorado home on the range

3. We will hunt no more for the whitetail and the grouse
in the cottonwoods growing by the stream.
We will sing no more in the shadow of the house
while the thunderclouds turn all the wheatfields green.

4. Now the day goes by like a shadow o'er the heart.
The drought was awful hard to fight.
Then the cattle prices fell to the bottom of the charts
and my Colorado home good night.

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