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GUEST,deb Lyr Req: My Home's in Montana (78* d) RE: Lyrics- Cowboy Song? - My Home's In Montana 23 Dec 06


Looks like this is an old thread, but thanks to all of you. My history with this song is anecdotal, coming from three of my father's sisters.

In the late 30s, early 40s, their family traveled to a piece of property in Canada for the summers (though they were not rich, obviously they were VERY lucky). The car ride up was usually as much of an event as the summers on the farm. My dad was the only sone and as soon as they were in Montana, he would launch into his extremely monotone version of "My Home's in Montana". All of the recollections of these aunts were that this song was unbearably long, my dad was unbearably horrible and after one verse there would be a chorus of "Mom, Dad! Make him stop."

To which my mischevious grandmother would reply "Let him sing it all the way through one time without interruption." This is something four older sisters could not accomplish as someone always groaned or protested so the next 100 miles would be an endless repeat of the first 5-6 lines.

There are 2 of these aunts still with us on the earthly prairie, and the reason I'm seeking out these lyrics (so surprised to find out there are not 50 verses!) is that tonight, my brother and I are going to call them (they're together this Christmas) and I'm going to introduce my brother singing a traditional family "carol" at which point, he is going to launch into his equally-monotonal rendition of My Home's in Montana.

Wonder how long it will take them to holler "STOP, please!"

Thanks to all for the lively discussion.
Deb


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