– Don't Fence Me In –
by Cole Porter
From the film: Hollywood Canteen (1944)

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Wildcat Kelley, lookin' mighty pale,
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Was standin' by the sherrif's side
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And when the sherrif said,
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"I'm sendin you to jail,
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Wildcat raised his head and cried


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Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above,
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Don't fence me in.
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Let me ride through the wide open country that I love,
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Don't fence me in.
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Let me be by myself in the evenin' breeze,
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listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees,
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Send me off forever but I ask you please,
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Don't fence me in.

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Just turn me loose, let me straddle my old saddle
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Underneath the western skies.
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On my Cayuse, let me wander over yonder
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'Til I see the mountains rise.
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I want to ride to the ridge where the west commences
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gaze at the moon 'til I lose my senses
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I can't look at hobbles and I can't stand fences
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Don't fence me in.
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Wildcat Kelley, back again in town,
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was standin by his sweetheart's side,
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And when his sweetheart said,
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"Come on let's settle down,
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Wildcat raised his head and cried

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– Beneath A Phrygian Sky –
Loreena McKennitt 
from An Ancient Muse

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The moonlight it was dancing
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On the waves, out on the sea
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The stars of heaven hovered
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In a shimmering galaxy
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A voice from down the ages
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So haunting in its song
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These ancient stones will tell us
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Our love must make us strong

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The breeze it wrapped around me
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As I stood there on the shore
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And listened to this voice
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Like I never heard before
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Our battles they may find us
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No choice may ours to be
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But hold the banner proudly
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The truth will set us free

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Is it not our place to wonder
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As the sky does weep with tears
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And all the living creatures
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Look on with mortal fear
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It is ours to hold the banner
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It is ours to hold it long
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It is ours to carry forward
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Our love must make us strong

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And as the warm wind carried
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Its song into the night
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I closed my eyes and tarried
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Until the morning light
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As the last star it shimmered
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And the new sun's day gave birth
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It was in this magic moment
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Came this prayer for mother earth

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