Home on the Range

Kansas State Song

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Kansas Prairie

Kansas Prairie (Konza Prairie Nature Trails); photo by cindyt7070 on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Home on the Range

by Dr. Brewster Higley

Kansas adopted Home on the Range by Dr. Brewster Higley as the official state song in 1947.

Lyrics

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.

Kansas

Videos

HOME ON THE RANGE - Original 1873 Lyrics & Chorus- Tom Roush