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He had wasted and pined ’til o’er his brow Death’s shades were slowly gathering now He thought of home and loved ones nigh, As the cowboys gathered to see him die. Archived from the original on 10 August The New Anthology of American Poetry: Traditions and Revolutions, Beginnings to This page was last edited on 25 Septemberat The Popular Song Reader: Views Read Edit View history.
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Retrieved from ” https: O bury me not on the lone prairie. In a ellkot grave, just six by three They buried him there on the lone prairie.
It breaks me heart to think of her now, She has curled these locks, she has kissed this brow. One version collected for publication by the Southern Pacific Company in omits the final verse and concludes with another round of the chorus, which is there rendered:.
Pages with citations lacking titles Pages with citations having bare URLs. The ballad is an adaptation of a sea song called “The Sailor’s Grave” or ” The Ocean Burial “, which began “O bury me not in the deep, o sea. U of Nebraska Press. Where the wild coyote will howl o’er me Where the rattlesnakes hiss and the wind blows free. The song records the plaintive request of a dying man not to be buried elliott the prairie, away from civilization.
The melody and lyrics were collected and burg in Carl Sandburg ‘s American Songbag. For the one who lies in a prairie bed. The Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie music was adapted for the soundtrack to John Ford’s western film classic Stagecoach – its haunting theme is repeatedly heard throughout the movie.
Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
Archived from the original on Archived from the original on June 3, A Sampler of Well-known Twentieth Century-songs. Where friends can come and weep witmore me. Originally collected with different music than that widely known today, Bury Me Not On the Lone Prairie first appeared in print with the present melody inwith a likely origin of North Carolinathough the speaker at that time requested—contrary to other renditions—to “bury me out on the lone prairie.
And the cowboys now as they roam the plain, For they marked the spot where his bones were lain, Fling a handful o’ roses o’er his grave With a prayer to God his soul to save.
A Magazine of the Old Pacific and the New. Land of Sunshine Pub. Houghton, Mifflin, and Co. Another specifies that the speaker is “a trapper The article states that the song was originally about the Lohn Prairie, and was later changed to “Lone Prairie.
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In spite of his request, he is buried on the prairie. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But they took no heed to his dying prayer. The Liberation of American Literature.