Once I Led a Happy Life

DESCRIPTION: "Once I led a happy life way out on the plains, Far away from city strife, with its grief and pain." The singer is "goin' back again, where I long to be. Goin' home, goin' home, Where the coyote howl and the cattle roam." He will not leave the range again
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1937 (Powder River Jack Lee Songbook)
KEYWORDS: cowboy home travel return
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Powder River Jack and Kitty Lee's _Songs of the Range: Cowboy Wails of Cattle Trails_, Chart Music, 1937, pp. 46-47, "Once I Led a Happy Life" (1 text, 1 tune)
File: PRJL046

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