T:Bury Me Not on the Lone Prarie M:2/4 K:G I:C:GGGG GGGG DDDD GGGG I:C:GGGG GGGG DDDD DDDD

X:1 T:Bury Me Not on the Lone Prarie M:2/4 Q:1/4=80 %set tempo L:1/8 K:G zDGA[|"G"B4-|Bd/B/AG|B4-|BDGB|"D7"A4-|AB/A/GE|"G"G4-|GDGA| B4-|Bd/B/AG|B4-|BDGB|"D7"A4-|AB/A/GE|"G"G4-|G2z2|]
K:G "O bury me [G]not on the lone prairie." These words came [D7]low and mournful-[G]ly. From the pallid lips of the youth who lay, On his dying [D7]bed at the close of [G]day. He had wasted and [G]pined 'til o'er his brow, Death's shades were [D7]slowly gathering [G]now. He thought of home and loved ones nigh, As the cowboys [D7]gathered to see him [G]die. "O bury me [G]not on the lone prairie, Where coyotes [D7]howl and the wind blows [G]free In a narrow grave just six by three, O bury me [D7]not on the lone prair-[G]ie" "It matters [G]not, I've been told, Where the body [D7]lies when the heart grows [G]cold Yet grant, o grant, this wish to me O bury me [D7]not on the lone prair-[G]ie." "I've always [G]wished to be laid when I died In a little [D7]churchyard on the green hill-[G]side By my father's grave, there let me be, O bury me [D7]not on the lone prair-[G]ie." "I wish to [G]lie where a mother's prayer And a sister's [D7]tear will mingle [G]there. Where friends can come and weep o'er me. O bury me [D7]not on the lone prair-[G]ie." "For there's a-[G]nother whose tears will shed. For the one who [D7]lies in a prairie [G]bed. It breaks my heart to think of her now, She has curled these [D7]locks, she has kissed this [G]brow." "O bury me not..." [G]And his voice failed there. But they took no [D7]heed to his dying [G]prayer. In a narrow grave, just six by three They buried him [D7]there on the lone prair-[G]ie. And the cowboys [G]now as they roam the plain, For they marked the [D7]spot where his bones were [G]lain, Fling a handful o' roses o'er his grave With a prayer to [D7]God his soul to [G]save.