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Don't Fence Me In
Bing Crosby Lyrics


Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above
Don't fence me in
Let me ride through the wide open country that I love
Don't fence me in
Let me be by myself in the evenin' breeze
And listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees
Send me off forever but I ask you please
Don't fence me in

Just turn me loose, let me straddle my old saddle
Underneath the western skies
On my Cayuse, let me wander over yonder
Till I see the mountains rise

I want to ride to the ridge where the west commences
And gaze at the moon till I lose my senses
And I can't look at hovels and I can't stand fences
Don't fence me in

Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies
Don't fence me in
Let me ride through the wide country that I love
Don't fence me in
Let me be by myself in the evenin' breeze
And listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees
Send me off forever but I ask you please
Don't fence me in

Just turn me loose, let me straddle my old saddle
Underneath the western skies
On my Cayuse, let me wander over yonder
Till I see the mountains rise
Ba boo ba ba boo

I want to ride to the ridge where the west commences
And gaze at the moon till I lose my senses
And I can't look at hobbles and I can't stand fences
Don't fence me in
No
Poppa, don't you fence me in

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Cole Porter

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Jose Herrera

Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above
Don't fence me in
Let me ride through the wide open country that I love
Don't fence me in

Let me be by myself in the evenin' breeze
And listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees
Send me off forever but I ask you please
Don't fence me in

Just turn me loose, let me straddle my old saddle
Underneath the western skies
On my cayuse, let me wander over yonder
Till I see the mountains rise

I want to ride to the ridge where the West commences
And gaze at the moon till I lose my senses
And I can't look at hobbles and I can't stand fences
Don't fence me in

Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies
Don't fence me in
Let me ride through the wide country that I love
Don't fence me in

Let me be by myself in the evenin' breeze
And listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees
Send me off forever but I ask you please
Don't fence me in

Just turn me loose, let me straddle my old saddle
Underneath the western skies
On my cayuse, let me wander over yonder
Till I see the mountains rise

I want to ride to the ridge where the West commences
And gaze at the moon till I lose my senses
And I can't look at hobbles and I can't stand fences
Don't fence me in, no
Pop, oh don't you fence me in



Glenn Griffon

+Sam Pantlin
well don't that make you special? Fact of the matter though people are creatures that are influenced greatly by context. I would not love classical music if it hadn't been for the fact that I grew up hearing them in classic Tom and Jerry cartoons.
I probably wouldn't enjoy a lot of old Atari 2600 games if I hadn't spent my formative years playing with them.
I probably wouldn't love the old 80's transformers if I hadn't grown up watching them.
And while my grandparents had tried to get me into these songs when i was younger I wasn't interested cause I didn't care about their music.

Then, like many people of today, I started to appreciate these songs after I heard them in some other media form.
Nobody cares about the context with which you come to a piece of art. Nobody comes to the Mona Lisa without having spent years seeing it in TV shows or some other way.
And A lot of the younger generation would probably rather let these songs die away because they're from a bygone time. And then where will you be?
Giving these songs, this genre even, new context through video games helps breathe new life into them and bring in new fans who will look out into Bing's other work, the Andrews Sisters other work and find appreciation in them.


Being one of these people who look down on or throw shade at others for liking music they heard in a movie or in a game just makes you elitist and no one appreciates you trying to make yourself look better than everyone else. The fact that you even point it out gives people reason to doubt you and by giving those people a context connection of this song to an asshole sours the experience just a little. And THAT I am sure Bing and The Andrews Sisters would NOT enjoy.



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Fibre Washer

I just can't listen to this song, it just reminds me of our Dad. He sang it all the time, especially if he'd had a wee drink, he was such a special man, he sailed with the North Atlantic Convoys in WW2 & risked his life for us so we could remain free. We lost our Dad in 2005. Love you Dad & thank you for everything you did for us.

mlk4kna

Same here. Only mine was in the South Pacific.

Ch3f_BigBoye

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Olly F

My dad always used to tell me his dad modelled himself on Bing Crosby being a bit of a smooth guy. I'd love to have met him and known what he meant. He fought in Burma during ww2.

Moscowloverboi

@John Constantine holy shit it’s spiderman

eillyouredead

I wish I could thank him for his service. I say it to any millitary person I see from any place country or nationality

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chris k

It gets kinda more depressing hearing this during self isolation

Tamamo No Mae

It's in the name:

Don't fence me in.

La Flame

Not for me...

Peyton Hays

Yeah! Turns out Bing Crosby is from the future and he is telling warning us not to let the government control us 🤣

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