My Oklahoma Home (Springsteen Bruce)

When they opened up the strip I was young and full of zip I wanted a place to call my own And so I made the race, and staked me out a place And settled down along the Cimarron It blowed away, it blowed away My Oklahoma home, it blowed away It looked so green and fair when I built my shanty there But my Oklahoma home, it blowed away I planted wheat 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, got an old red muley cow And got a fancy mortgage on the place It blowed away, it blowed away All the crops I planted blowed away You can't grow any grain if there isn't any rain All except the mortgage blowed away It blowed away my rooster and it blowed away my hens The pigs and cattle went astray All the crops that I sowed went a-foggin' down the road My Oklahoma farm, it blowed away It blowed away, it blowed away Everything I owned blowed away I hollered and I cussed when my land went up in dust When my Oklahoma farm, it blowed away 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 And went to town and picked me out a wife She blowed away, she blowed away My Oklahoma woman blowed away Just as I bent and kissed her, she was picked up by a twister My Oklahoma woman blowed away Then I was left alone a-listenin' to the moan Of the wind around the corners of my shack So, I took off down the road when the south wind blowed A-travelin' with the wind at my back I blowed away, I blowed away Chasin' a dust cloud up ahead Once it looked so green and fair, now it's up there in the air My Oklahoma farm is overhead Now I'm always close to home no matter where I roam For Oklahoma dust is everywhere Makes no difference where I'm walkin' I can hear my chickens squawkin' I can hear my wife a-talkin' in the air It blowed away, it blowed away My Oklahoma home blowed away But my home is always near; it's in the atmosphere My Oklahoma home that blowed away I'm a roamin' Oklahoman, but I'm always close to home And I'll never get homesick 'til I die No matter where I'm found, my home is all around My Oklahoma home is in the sky It blowed away, it blowed away My farm down upon the Cimarron But all around the world, wherever dust is whirled Some is from my Oklahoma home It blowed away, it blowed away My Oklahoma home blowed away Oh, it's up there in the sky in that dust cloud rolling by My Oklahoma home is in the sky