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Cabin on the Prairie

©1994 Sandra L. Reay

Colorado Sandstorm Music, B.M.I.

 
1.
There's a Cabin alone on the Prairie.
  Must have been there a hundred years or so
  And the wind's blown away all the shutters
  And the roof's falling down with the snow.
   
2.
Surrounded by tall grass and sage brush
  Underneath the biggest sky you've ever seen
  The cabin is all that is left there
  Just a marker to somebody's dream
 
chorus Who were the people who built it?
  What happened? Where did they go?
  There's no one to tell me their story
  So I guess that I'll never know
 
3.
Life must have been hard in that cabin
  No water for miles it seems
  No trees, no neighbors, no fortress
  Just a place they could live with their dreams
 
chorus Who were the people who built it?
  What happened? Where did they go?
  The cabin won't tell me their story
  I can guess it but I'll never know
 
chorus Who were the people who built it?
  What happened? Where did they go?
  The cabin won't tell you their story
  You can guess it but you'll never know
 
coda The cabin won't tell you their story
  You can guess it but you'll never know
  You can guess it but you'll never know
   
  Optional last verse:
4.
When the people, the smog, and the traffic
  Make you long for a place far away
  Just remember that lonely old cabin
  And dream that we'll live there some day
 
4 M
Full-length Demo
 
 
Samples from Production Versions:
 
Dancing Down the Moon - SkyeLark
SkyeLark Dancing Down the Moon CD
644 K
  • SkyeLark: hammered dulcimer, guitar
  • Sandy Reay: bass
 
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"I was driving cross country and passed a Cabin on the Prairie. The first two verses and chorus (with variations) were written while driving. The last verse was written a few months later, after folks in a songwriters' circle said the song was too short." — San

 
     
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