THREE PRAIRIE SONGS

by Trent Worthington

LYRICS

OLD GRANDMA
 
1.  Old Grandma when the west was new
    She wore hoop skirts and bustles too
    When infants came and times got bad,
    She stuck right on to old Granddad.
 
2.  She worked hard seven days a week
    To keep Granddad well-fed and sleek
    Twenty-one children came to bless
    Their happy home in the wilderness.
 
3.  Twenty-one boys, oh, how they grew!
    Big and strong, on bacon, too
    They slept on the floor with the sheep and the goats
    And they hunted in the woods in their oilskin coats.
 
4.  Twenty-one necks grandma would scrub
    Twenty-one shirts in the old washtub
    Twenty-one meals three times a day –
    It’s no wonder Grandma’s hair turned grey.
 
5.  And what she did was quite all right,
    She worked all day and slept all night
    But young folk now are the other way
    They’re up all night and they [sleep all day.
 
6.  Old Grandma when the west was new
    She wore hoop skirts and bustles too
    When infants came and times got bad,
    She stuck right on to old Granddad.
 
 
DYING OUTLAW
 
Come gather around me, my comrades and friends
The sun it is setting on life’s short day
For I’m wounded to die, and there’s nothing to do
but wait until my life ebbs away
 
O bury me on the lone prairie
where the hooves of the horses shall fall
Where the echoing tread falls over my head,
and a cowboy will carry me on
 
I have roved on the prairie by night and by day
No danger I’ve feared as I rode along
But a red-coated foeman has written my doom
and a cowboy will carry me on.
 
O bury me on the lone prairie
where the hooves of the horses shall fall
Where the echoing tread falls over my head,
and a cowboy will carry me on
 
Be kind to my pony while with you he stays
The bury him beside me when he must go
How often I’ve tried him, and I know he won’t fall
When we ride in the great rodeo
 
O bury me on the lone prairie
where the hooves of the horses shall fall
Where the echoing tread falls over my head,
and a cowboy will carry me on
 
 
LITTLE OLD SOD SHANTY
 
I am looking rather seedy now
While holding down my claim
And my vittles are not always
Served the best
And the mice play shyly ’round me
As I nestle down to rest
In my little old sod shanty in the west
 
Oh the hinges are of leather
Ad the windows have no glass
While the board roof
Lets the howling blizzards in
And I hear the hungry coyote
As he slinks up through the grass
Round the little old sod shanty
On my claim
 
Yet I rather like the novelty
Of living in this way
Though my bill of fare
Is always rather tame
But I’m happy as can be
For I’m single and I¹m free
In the little old sod shanty on my claim
 
Oh the hinges are of leather
Ad the windows have no glass
While the board roof
Lets the howling blizzards in
And I hear the hungry coyote
As he slinks up through the grass
Round the little old sod shanty
On my claim
 
My clothes are plastered
O’er with dough, I’m looking like a fright
And everything is scattered
Round the room
But I wouldn’t give the freedom
That I have out in the west
For the table of the Eastern man’s
Old home
 
Oh the hinges are of leather
Ad the windows have no glass
While the board roof
Lets the howling blizzards in
And I hear the hungry coyote
As he slinks up through the grass
Round the little old sod shanty
On my claim
 
Still I wish that some kind-hearted girl
Would pity on me take
And relieve him from the mess that he is in
Oh, the mess that I am  in
Oh, the angel, how I’d bless her
If this her home she’d make
In the little old sod shanty on my claim
 
Oh the hinges are of leather
Ad the windows have no glass
While the board roof
Lets the howling blizzards in
And I hear the hungry coyote
As he slinks up through the grass
Round the little old sod shanty
On my claim

VIEW SCORE

SATB SCOREOld Grandmaclick here to buy the piece separately
SATB SCOREDying Outlawclick here to buy the piece separately
SATB SCORELittle Old Sod Shantyclick here to buy the piece separately

ORDER SHEET MUSIC

Regular Hard Copy Print or Digital Format (PDF) learn more

COMPLETE SET – SATB with piano – CP 1902

$7.25 Add to cart

COMPLETE SET – SATB with piano – PDF – CP 1902 PDF

$7.25 Add to cart

concerned about the minimum order of 12 copies? no worries – please click here

VISIT COMPOSER PAGE

To see other available compositions by Trent Worthington

SOCIAL MEDIA

FACEBOOK
SOUNDCLOUD

JOIN MAILING LIST

CONTACT

+1-604-221-1608

General Inquiries:
cypresschoralmusic@gmail.com
Dr. Larry Nickel (Editor):
larrynickel@mac.com