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katlaughing Lyr Req: Desert Silver Blue? / Desert Silvery Blue (49) Desert Silvery Blue - SongFTDay 11-15/16 15 Nov 99

These are the easy ones for me. I am gonna run out of them and then really have to get serious! Somebody...please join in on creating Song for the Day threads! I don't mind the weekends and maybe one or two other days per week. I think it is too good of an idea to just let go, SO, here is another old cowboy one, has a really pretty tune and I didn't find it in the DT. If you wnat the tune, send me your email and I'll send it by VoizMail. kat

Desert Silvery Blue

Desert silvery blue beneath the pale moonlight
Coyotes yapping lazily on the hill
Sleepy winks of dawn across the far skyline
Time for millin' cattle to be still.


So now the lightning's far away
The coyotes nothin' skeery,
just singing to his dearie
Yo ho tomon a holiday
So settle down ye cattle til the mornin'.

2) Nothing out there on the plains that you folks need
Nothing there that seems to catch your eye
Still you got to watch them or they'll all stampede
Plunging down some lonely bank to die.

3) Always dreamin' dreams of far off silvery blue
Always feelin' thorns that stab and sting
Still stampedin' never made a dream come true
So I'll ride around the range and sing.

Don't know any provenance, except my family has always sung it. I got it from my sister, who had it in her original songbook from camp days. I will try to remember to ask her or my dad for more info.

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