Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co. (1907)

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[Verse 1]
Out in the wild and wooly
Prairie Not far from old Pueblo town
There lived a girl named Mary,
Blue eyes and tresses of brown.
From o’er the plains there came a cowboy
He said please name our wedding day,
She bowed her head and whispered: “Now boy,”
Then on their bronchos they rode away, they rode away one summer’s day;

Pride of the prairie,
Mary my own,
Jump up beside me, ride to my home
My heart’s been lassoed,
No more we’ll roam,
Pride of the Prairie Mary!

[Verse 2]
When o’er the prairie day was breaking
And all was quiet on the plains
Then to his Mary he was saying
Tell me “You love me” again.
He held the broncho while she mounted,
And asked her: “May I steal a kiss,”
He stole more than she ever counted,
She said “I love you,”
He whispered this, he whispered this, and stole a kiss.



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