Don't Fence Me InWords & Music by Cole Porter
Recorded by Bing Crosby & The Andrews sisters, 1944
From the movie "Hollywood Canteen"
A G A D D6sus4 D D9 G/B D A D Oh, give me land, lots of land under star - ry skies above -- G D A Don't fence me in. A7 Em7 A7 Em7 A7 Let me ride through the wide open country that I love -- A7(V) Gdim D Don't fence me in. A7 D DM7 D7 D7/9 D9 Let me be by myself in the evenin' breeze, G G/F# Em7 Gm7 And listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees; D F#m B7 Send me off forever but I ask you please, E7 A7 D Don't fence me in. D7 G G/F# Em7 Just turn me loose, let me straddle my old saddle G/B D G D Underneath the western skies D7 G G/F# Em7 On my cayuse, let me wander over yonder G/B A7 Em7 A7 Till I see the mountains rise A Em7 A D DM7 D7 D7/9 D9 I want to ride to the ridge where the West com - men - ces, G G/F# Em7 Gm7 And gaze at the moon till I lose my senses; D F#m B7 I can't look at hobbles and I can't stand fences -- E7 A7 D Don't fence me in.
*Thanks to recent visitor Roy Thomas.