Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems  

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Notes: words by Malvina Reynolds, music to the tune 'Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie'; originally published in a 1970s issue of the Folknik (newsletter of the San Francisco Folk Music Club).

"Oh, bury me not on the lone prairie!"
These words came low and mournfully
From the pallid lips of a youth who lay
On his dying bed at the close of day.

Oh laddie dear you need not fear,
There is no prairie anywhere,
There is no prairie any more,
It's all been covered with asphalt o'er,
A franchise stand and a Safeway store.

And the dead are buried a thousand deep
With a Standard Station at their head and feet;
Your last bouquet never grew in earth,
And the grass on your grave is Astroturf.

Malvina Reynolds songbook(s) in which the music to this song appears:
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