In 1872, Dr. Brewster Higley wrote the lyrics to this song as a poem called "My Western Home". He was from Kansas. Later Higley's friend, a fiddler by the name of Daniel E. Kelley set the words to music.

Different versions of the song arose as it spread throughout the country. Here's one of them...

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*A large bird



Many thanks to Heather Dixon for singing this song for Mama Lisa's World!

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Bronwyn for contributing this song.