America

Oklahoma!

We’ve never visited the State, nor even seen the musical (this picture is from Wyoming and probably looks nothing like the place), but wonder if we should think about replacing the national anthem with this show-stopper. Every time the movie production company breaks out into the song, we break out in song and goosebumps. No idea why…

There’s never been a better time to start in life.
It ain’t too early and it ain’t too late!
Starting as a farmer with a brand new wife,
Soon be living in a brand new state!
Brand new state–gonna treat you great!
Gonna bring you barley, carrots and potatoes,
Pasture for the cattle, spinach and tomatoes,
Flowers on the prairie where the June bugs zoom,
Plenty of air and plenty of room,
Plenty of room to swing a rope!
Plenty of heart and plenty of hope.

Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plain,
And the waving wheat can sure smell sweet,
When the wind comes right behind the rain.
Oklahoma, every night my honey lamb and I,
Sit alone and talk and watch a hawk
making lazy circles in the sky.

We know we belong to the land
And the land we belong to is grand!
And when we say
Yeeow! Ayeyipayeyay!
We’re only saying
You’re doing fine, Oklahoma!
Oklahoma O.K.!

Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plain
And the waving wheat can sure smell sweet
When the wind comes right behind the rain.
Oklahoma, every night my honey lamb and I
Sit alone and talk and watch a hawk
Makin’ lazy circles in the sky.

We know we belong to the land
And the land we belong to is grand!
And when we say
Yeow! Ayeyipayeyay!
We’re only saying
You’re doing fine, Oklahoma!
Oklahoma O.K.

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Okla-homa-Okla-homa-Okla-homa…

We know we belong to the land
And the land we belong to is grand!
And when we say
Yeow! Ayeyipayeyay!
We’re only saying
You’re doing fine, Oklahoma!
Oklahoma
O. K. L. A. H. O. M. A.
Oklahoma!
Yeow!

–Lyrics courtesy of Oscar Hammerstein.
–Music courtesy of Richard Rodgers and your imagination.

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