Thursday, January 5, 2012

TP Thursday: Give me land, lots of land. . .

Remember America's singing television cowboy, Roy Rogers and his horse, Trigger? They brought the Old West to life back in the mid-20th Century. And way back in 1944, he introduced Cole Porter’s song,  “Don’t Fence Me In” in a movie called, Hollywood Canteena.  The song is one of those cowboy songs that even now, decades later, I can't help but hum when we head out on road trips through America’s Southwest . . .
“Oh,give me land,
lots of land. under starry skies above,
don’t fence me in. . .

Let me ride thru
the wide open country that I love,
don’t fence me in. . .

Let me be by myself
in the evening breeze,
Listen to the murmur
of the cottonwood trees. . .

Let me wander over yonder
Till I see the mountains rise. . .

. . . Don’t fence me in. . .”
Note:  It is TP Thursday so saddle up and mosey on over to Budget Travelers Sandbox for more photos from around the world.   Photos taken in Scottsdale and Tucson, Arizona, and points in between.  If you want to hear Roy singing the full song, click the link above which will take you to a You Tube clip.


  1. Gee, Jackie, some of those photos look mighty familiar. I do believe you've been in Arizona!

  2. I like the cut of your collective jib Smiths! And I love that song too!

  3. I love the song - and I agree - give me the wide open spaces, though not on the back of a horse.

  4. Sunsets in the desert are amazing. I believe they had Roy's horse in the Rose Parade this year!

  5. Clever use of the song lyrics to illustrate the photos and vice versa.

  6. Yes, I do remember Roy Rogers. I'm also a big fan of road trip through the southwest. Enjoyed your post and pics.

  7. Thanks for visiting and glad to hear Roy brought back fond memories. Loved Trigger dancing in the video.

  8. I lived in Oklahoma for a bit. Lot of land there as well (miles and miles of nothing but miles and miles, as they said there). Brought back some fun road trip memories this :)


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