Western Wonderland

Western Wonderland

(Ken Carson)

–As sung by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers in “Yellow Rose of Texas” (1944)–

Millions waste their lives away
Rushing ’round the city
They don’t take time to stop and play
It’s such a pity
It’s really because they don’t know
There’s only one place to go

Listen to my story of the western wonderland
There’s no place this side of heaven half so grand
Purple sage is wavin’ in the setting of the sun
Just to make that certain glow
We know when day is done

That old smoky canyon sweeps the time away
Desert sands are peaceful
They’ve always been that way
Words could never quite express
Or make you understand
The beauty that surrounds us
In this western wonderland

Listen to my story of the western wonderland
There’s no place this side of heaven half so grand
Purple sage is wavin’ in the setting of the sun
Just to make that certain glow
We know when day is done

(Listen to the song)