o bury me not on the lone prairie

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An old cowboy song.

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"O bury me not on the lone prairie"
These words came low and mournfully
From the pallid lips of the youth who lay
On his dying bed at the close of day

"O bury me not on the lone prairie
Where the coyotes howl and the wind blows free
In a narrow grave only six by three
O bury me not on the lone prairie"

"It matters not, I've been told,
Where the body lies when the heart grows cold
Yet grant, o grant this wish to me
O bury me not on the lone prairie"

"I wish to lie where a mother's prayer
And a sister's tear will mingle there
Where friends can come and weep over me
O bury me not on the lone prairie"

"O bury me not" - and his voice failed there
But we took no heed to his dying prayer
In a narrow grave only six by three
We buried him there on the lone prairie

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released June 14, 2014
Traditional song arranged by Stuart Wheeler.
All music performed, recorded and mixed by Stuart Wheeler.

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