Desert Serenade

Desert Serenade

(Ken Carson)

Alone out here on the prairie
My faithful old Pinto and I
The coyotes a-grievin’ so soft in the evenin’
Can’t you hear his lonesome cry

When you hear a lonely wailing
That a whining coyote makes
And the wildcat’s whine
Sends shivers up your spine
That’s the desert serenade

It’s a lonely trail we’re riding
Through cactus and through sage
But I sing a song
As Pinto jogs along
It’s the desert serenade

Riding across the moonlit ranges
With a heart that’s tired and blue
My pony’s nicker says he’s hungry
So our work is nearly through

And so when you go a-riding
Don’t you ever be afraid
‘Cause it’s just the West
Settling down to rest
It’s the desert serenade

(Listen to this song)

From the Ranch Boy’s Songbook “Songs of the Plains”. Photocopy courtesy of Jerry West.

From the Ranch Boy’s Songbook “Songs of the Plains”. Photocopy courtesy of Jerry West.

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