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The following Lyrics of the State Song are the original lyrics.  

 

Oh, give me a home

Where the buffalo roam

Where the deer and the antelope play'

Where seldom is heard

A discouraging word,

And the sky is not cloudy all day.

 

"Chorus"

A home, a home

Where the deer and the antelope play,

Where never is heard a discouraging word

And the sky is not cloudy all day.

Oh, give me land the land

There the bright diamond sand

Throws its light on the glittering stream

Where glideth along

The graceful white swam

Like a maid in her heavenly dream.

 

Oh, give me the gale

Of the Solomon vale

Where the life stream of buoyancy flows

On the banks of the Beaver

Where seldom, if ever

Any poisonous herbage doth grow.

 

I love the wild flowers

In this bright land of ours,

I love, too, the wild curler's scream

The bluffs and white rocks

And antelope flocks,

That graze on the mountain so green.

 

A home, a home

Where the deer and the antelope play,

Where never is heard

A discouraging word,

And the sky is not cloudy all day.

 

How often at night

When the heavens were bright

By the light of the twinkling stars,

Have I stood here amazed

And asked as I gazed

If there glory exceeds that of ours.

 

The air is so clear,

The breeze so pure,

The zephyr so balmy and light;

I would not exchange

My home here on range

Forever in assure so bright.

 

A home, a home

Where the deer and the antelope play;

Where never is heard

A discouraging word

And the sky is not cloudy all day.

Source: "The Official Story of 'Home on the Range'", located on the Home on the Range web site.

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