MY OKLAHOMA HOME

When they opened up the strip 
I was young and full of zip
I wanted someplace to call my home
And so I made the race
And I staked me out a place
And settled down along the Cimarron
It blowed away
It blowed away

My Oklahoma home, it blown away
Well it looked so green and fair 
When I built my shanty there
My Oklahoma home, it blown away

Well I planted wheats 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
I got an old red muley cow
And I also got a fancy mortgage on this place

Well it blowed away
It blowed away
All the crops that I planted blown away
Well you can't grow any grain if you ain't got any rain
Everything except my mortgage blown away

Well 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
Then I went to town to pick me out a wife
She blowed away
She blowed away

My Oklahoma woman blow away
Mister as I bent to kiss her
She was picked up by a twister
My Oklahoma woman blown away

Well then I was left alone just listening to the moan
Of the wind around the corners of my shack
So I took off down the road, yeah, when the south wind blowed
I traveled with the wind upon my back
I blowed away
I blowed away

Chasin' that dust cloud up ahead
Well once it looked so green and fair and now it's up in the air
My Oklahoma farm is over head

And now I'm always close to home
Ain't no matter where I roam
For Oklahoma dust is everywhere
Makes no difference where I'm walking, I can hear my chickens squawking
I can hear my wife talking in the air
It blowed away
It blowed away

Yeah my Oklahoma home is blown away
But my home Sir's always near
It's up here in the atmosphere
My Oklahoma home that blown away

Now I'm a roaming Oklahoman
But I'm always close to home
And I'll never get homesick until I die
'Cause no matter where I'm found
My home is all around
My Oklahoma home is in the sky
It blowed away
It blowed away

And my farm went down on Cimarron
But now all around the world
Wherever dust is whirled
There's some from my Oklahoma home

Oh and it's blown away
It blown away

Oh my Oklahoma home is blown away
Yeah it's up there in the sky
In that dust cloud pver n' by
My Oklahoma home is blown away

 


Song Informationen:
Im Jahr 2006 für das Album "The Seeger Sessions" aufgenommen. Zum ersten Mal am 13., bzw. 20. April 2006 live bei einer Rehearshal Show gespielt.