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Kansas State Song

music animation - click to see all state songs

click to play MP3 clips of Home on the Range
See All State Songs - National Anthem.

Home on the Range

As originally written with words by Dr. Brewster Higley &
music by Dan Kelly (Kansas statute 73-1301)

VERSE 1:

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 sky is not clouded all day.

CHORUS:

A home, a home where the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the sky is not clouded all day.

VERSE 2:

Oh, give me the gale of the Solomon vale,
Where life streams with buoyancy flow,
On the banks of the Beaver, where seldom if ever
Any poisonous herbage doth grow.

VERSE 3:

Oh, give me the land where the bright diamond sand
Throws its light from the glittering stream
Where glideth along the graceful white swan,
Like a maid in a heavenly dream.

VERSE 4:

I love the wild flowers in this bright land of ours;
I love too the wild curley's scream,
The bluffs and white rocks and antelope flocks
That graze on the hillsides so green.

VERSE 5:

How often at night, when the heavens are bright
With the light of the glittering stars,
Have I stood here amazed and asked as I gazed
If their glory exceeds this of ours.

VERSE 6:

The air is so pure, the breezes so free,
The zephyrs so balmy and light,
I would not exchange my home here to range
Forever in azure so bright.

Scenic Kansas - click to see all state songs
Buffalo Wallow
at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve;
photo by John Charlton | Kansas Geological Survey.
See All State Songs | National Anthem.

Source:
Kansas State Song: Kansas Legislature
Links:
Home on the Range: Ctr. for Great Plains study, Emporia U
All State Songs - National Anthem

    

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