Titel: "Don't Fence Me In", Lied aus dem Film "Hollywood Canteen"                

Komponist: Cole Porter

Texter: Cole Porter

Verlag: Harms Inc., New York

Erscheinungsjahr: 1944

Druckerei: Keine Angabe

Graphiker: Keine Angabe

Sammlungsnummer: 4145


Mitglieder der "Western Writers of America" wählten den Song als einen der Top 100 Western Songs:


Wild Cat Kelly, looking mighty pale,

was standing by the sheriff's side

and when that sheriff said: I'm sending you to jail",

Wild Cat raised his head and cried:



Oh, give me land, lots of land under stary skies above,

Don't fence me in.

Let me ride thru the wide open country that I love,

Dont fence me in.

Let me be by myself in the evening breeze

Listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees.

Send me off forever, but I ask you please,

Dont fence me in; just turn me loose,

Let me straddle me old saddle under neath the western skies.

On my cayuse, let me wander over yonder till I see the mountains rise.

I want to ride the ridge where the West commences

Gaze at the moon till I lose my senses

Can't look at hobbles and I can't stand fences,

Don't fence me in.


Wild Cat Kelly, back again in town,

was sitting by his sweetheart's side

and when his sweetheart said: "Come on, let's settle down",

Wild Cat raised his head and cried:




In der Rubrik "Top Komponisten" gibt es weitere Hinweise über Cole Porter, der das Lied komponierte.


Bei You Tube gibt es einen sehr guten Clip von o.g. Song, wo Roy Rogers das Lied in dem Film "Hollywood Canteen" singt.