Your Wild Western Heart

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song lyric about the dangers encountered by the settlers trudging across the Overland Trail

 

Your Wild Western Heart

 

We started out at Council Bluffs

And headed for the sun,

Then scattered half our wagonload

Before it had begun,

The thunder spooked the oxen,

Sent them dashing through the rain,

Spreading pantaloons and petticoats

Across the soggy plains.

 

In your wild western heart

Don't you want us to prevail?

Though you burn us with your summer

And you pound us with your hail,

You tempted us with riches

If we made it 'cross your trail,

In your wild western heart

Don't you want us to prevail?

 

When little Jeremiah took

A fever yesterday,

I swear the highest mountain goat

Could hear our family pray,

By nightfall he was healthy

And we blessed the one who saves,

'Cause on the way, we must have passed

At least a thousand graves.

 

We saw mountain lions and blizzards

But we faced up to our fears,

While they fortified our souls

And turned us into pioneers.

 

In your wild western heart

Don't you want us to survive?

Do you care if we all perish

Or we make it through alive?

You promised fertile valleys

Waiting there when we arrive,

In your wild western heart

Don't you want us to survive?

 

p.s. In case you are a member of a Bluegrass, Folk, or Western group (or know someone who is) and might be interested in co-writing, please let me know - dennisgoodwin1947@gmail.com


Submitted: December 01, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Dennis L. Goodwin. All rights reserved.

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