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My Oklahoma Home, It Blowed Away (Bill and Sis Cunningham) When they opened up the strip I was young and full of zip, I wanted a place to call my own. And so I made the race, and staked me out a place, And settled down along the Cimarron. It blowed away, it blowed away, My Oklahoma home, it blowed away. It looked so green and fair when I built my shanty there, But my Oklahoma home, it blowed away. I planted wheat and oats, got some chickens and some shoats, Aimed to have some ham and eggs to feed my face. Got a mule to pull the plow, got an old red muley cow And got a fancy mortgage on the place. It blowed away, it blowed away, All the crops I planted blowed away. You can't grow any grain if there isn't any rain; All except the mortgage blowed away. It blowed away my rooster and it blowed away my hens; The pigs and cattle went astray. All the crops that I sowed went a-foggin' down the road. My Oklahoma farm, it blowed away. It blowed away, it blowed away, Everything I owned blowed away. I hollered and I cussed when my land went up in dust, When my Oklahoma farm, it blowed away. It looked so green and fair, when I built my shanty there, I figured I was all set for life. I put on my Sunday best with my fancy scalloped vest And went to town and picked me out a wife. She blowed away, she blowed away My Oklahoma woman blowed away. Just as I bent and kissed her, she was picked up by a twister; My Oklahoma woman blowed away. Then I was left alone a-listenin' to the moan Of the wind around the corners of my shack; So I took off down the road when the south wind blowed, A-travelin' with the wind at my back. I blowed away, I blowed away Chasin' a dust cloud up ahead. Once it looked so green and fair, now it's up there in the air; My Oklahoma farm is overhead. Now I'm always close to home no matter where I roam, For Oklahoma dust is everywhere. Makes no difference where I'm walkin', I can hear my chickens squawkin' I can hear my wife a-talkin' in the air. It blowed away, it blowed away, My Oklahoma home blowed away. But my home is always near; it's in the atmosphere, My Oklahoma home that blowed away. I'm a roamin' Oklahoman, but I'm always close to home And I'll never get homesick 'til I die. No matter where I'm found, my home is all around; My Oklahoma home is in the sky. It blowed away, it blowed away, My farm down upon the Cimarron. But all around the world, wherever dust is whirled, Some is from my Oklahoma home. Spare Tire Chorus: It blowed away, it blowed away, My Oklahoma home blowed away. Oh it's up there in the sky in that dust cloud rolling by, My Oklahoma home is in the sky. Copyright Fall River Music, Inc. RG
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