My Oklahoma Home Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen


publisher: ©THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY
writers: Bill Cunningham, Sis Cunningham
album: Track 8 in album We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
release date: 2006-4-24
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length: 6:04
trumpet: Mark Pender
double bass: Jeremy Chatzky
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
recorded by: Toby Scott
violin: Sam Bardfeld and Soozie Tyrell
background vocals: Patti Scialfa, Eddie Manion, Jeremy Chatzky, Frank Bruno, Larry Eagle, Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg, Sam Bardfeld, Mark Clifford, Mark Pender and Soozie Tyrell
guitar: Frank Bruno
drums & percussion: Larry Eagle
saxophone: Eddie Manion
trombone: Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg
banjo: Mark Clifford
lead vocals & background vocals: Bruce Springsteen
assistant mixer: Brandon Duncan
assistant recorded by: Kevin Buell and Ross Peterson
organ & accordion & Hammond organ & piano: Charlie Giordano
mandolin & harmonica & percussion & Hammond organ & piano & guitar & tambourine: Bruce Springsteen
lyricist: Sis Cunningham, Bill Cunningham

Cover Art

Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions cover art
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When they opened up the strip
I was young and full of zip
I wanted someplace to call my home
And so I made the race
And I staked me out a place
And I settled down along the Cimarron
It blowed away
It blowed away

My Oklahoma home it blown away
Well it looked so green and fair
When I built my shanty there
Now my Oklahoma home is blown away

Well I planted wheats and oats
Got some chickens and some shoats
Aimed to have some ham and eggs to feed my face
Got a mule to pull the plow
Got an old red muley cow
And I also got a fancy mortgage on this place

Well it blowed away
It blowed away
All the crops that I've planted blown away
Well you can't grow any grain
It you ain't got any rain
Everything except my mortgage blown away

Well it looked so green and fair
When I built my shanty there
I figured I was all set for life
I put on my Sunday best, with my fancy scalloped vest
And I went to town to pick me out a wife
She blowed away
She blowed away

My Oklahoma woman blowed away
Mister as I bent to kiss her
She was picked up by a twister
My Oklahoma woman blown away

Well then I was left alone just listenin' to the moan
Of wind around the corners of my shack
So I took off down the road yeah
When the south wind blowed
I traveled with the wind upon my back
I blowed away
I blowed away

Chasin' that dust cloud up ahead
Once it looked so green and fair
Now it' up in the air
My Oklahoma farm is over head.

Well now I'm always close to home it blown away
But my home Sir, is always near
It's up in the atmosphere
My Oklahoma home is blown away

Well I'm roam'n Oklahoman
But I'm always close to home
I'll never get homesick until I die
'Cause no matter where I'm found
My home's all arraound
My Oklahoma home is in the sky
It blowed away
It blowed away

My farm down on Cimarron
Now all around the world
Where ever dust is swirled
There is some from my Oklahoma home

Oh and it's blown away
It's blown away

Oh my Oklahoma home is blown away
Yeah, it's up there in the sky
In that dust cloud over n' by
My Oklahoma home is in the sky


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Old Dan Tucker
  • 2 Jesse James
  • 3 Mrs. McGrath
  • 4 O Mary Don’t You Weep
  • 5 John Henry
  • 6 Erie Canal
  • 7 Jacob’s Ladder
  • 8 My Oklahoma Home
  • 9 Eyes on the Prize
  • 10 Shenandoah
  • 11 Pay Me My Money Down
  • 12 We Shall Overcome
  • 13 Froggie Went a Courtin’