1. My home’s in Montana, I wear a bandanna,
My spurs are of silver, my pony is gray.
Whatever the weather, we travel together,
With foot in the stirrup, I’ll gallop all day.
2. We’re up with the sun, ’cause there’s work to be done,
In the wide open spaces, that’s where we would be.
Out here in the West is the life we love best,
Montana is home for my pony and me.
3. When far from the ranches, I chop the pine branches
To heap on the campfire as daylight grows pale,
When I have partaken of beans and of bacon,
I whistle a cheery old song of the trail.
- Song with chords in 2 keys, Lesson ideas for Rhythm (dotted quarter note), Partner song with Home on the Range (PDF)
- MIDI file
- Listen to the song
9 thoughts on “My Home’s in Montana”
This Montana native learned “When riding the ranges, my luck never changes, with foot in the stirrup, I gallop away,” instead of “whatever the weather…” Both lines work!
Good to know! Thanks!
I learned the lyrics in school in 7th grade with Beccajane’s version.
I learned this version and my preschool,class sings it with gusto
Ha ha! That’s awesome! I can just imagine it! This songs is one of those I can never get out of my head! 🙂
I love this song and love Montana. I’m new at learning the ukulele and would love to play this song. How can I get the cords? I’m a beginner so need a visual. Also, I can’t read music ?
Lead sheets (with chords) for all songs on the whole website are available with a membership. Here is more info: https://www.bethsnotesplus.com/beths-notes-plus
I sang this song with my grade school fellow students with Wisconsin Muisic on the air in the 1940’s. I’ve never forgot the lyrics.
When valleys are dusty, my pony is trusty, he lopes through the bizzard, the snow in his ears. The cattle may scatter but what does it matter, my rope is a halter for pig headed steers.