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WAY OUT THERE (Bob Nolan) Sons Of The Pioneers - 1936 Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers - 1936 The Callahan Brothers - 1936 The Hall Brothers - 1937 Tex Dunn & The Arizona Cowboys - 1937 Riley Pucket - 1939 Bill Boyd - 1947 Pete Seeger - 1963 Hank Snow - 1963 Cisco Houston - 1968 Tex Walker - 1970 Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie - 1975 Marty Robbins - 1976 Cascade Country - 1976 The Highwoods String Band - 1978 The Bluegrass Cardinals - 1983 Sons of the San Joaquin - 1991 Craig Duncan - 1999 Riders of the Purple Sage - 2000 Riders In The Sky - 2003 Also recorded by: Gene Parsons; Bob Wills; Mary McCashlin; Seamus Kennedy........and others. (Way out there) A lonely spot I know where no man will go Where the shadows have all the room I was ridin' free on that old SP Humming a southern tune When a man came along made me hush my song Kicked me off away out there As she pulled out of sight, I turned to the right The left and ev'rywhere But all I could see was a cactus tree And a prairie dog playin' there I watched the prairie dog feed on the tumbleweed That's his home away out there (Piano Solo) So I threw down my load in the desert road Rested my weary legs, too I watched the sinkin' sun make the tall shadows run Out across that barren plain Then I hummed a tune to the risin' moon He gets lonesome way out there So I closed my eyes to the starlit skies And lost myself in dreams I dreamed the desert sand was a milk-and-honey land Then I awoke with a start There's a train comin' back on the one-way track Goin' to take me away from here (Guitar Solo) As she was passin' by, I caught her on the fly Climbed in an open door Then I turned around to that desert ground Saw the spot I would see no more As I was ridin' away I heard the pale moon say "Farewell pal, it sure gets lonesome here" (Way out here) (Transcribed from the Hank Snow recording by Mel Priddle - May 2010)


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