Don't Fence Me In

Words & 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.

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