MY OKLAHOMA HOME

Live 18 Nov 2006 version


When they opened up the strip I was young and full of zip
Wanted some place 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, blowed away, it blowed away, blowed away
Yeah, my Oklahoma home is blown away
Well it looked so green and fair when I built my shanty there
Now my Oklahoma home is blown away

Come on!

Well I planted wheats and oats, had some chickens and some shoats
Aimed to have some ham and eggs to feed my face
I 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, blowed away, it blowed away, blowed away
All the crops that I've planted blown away
Well you can't grow any grain if you ain't got any rain
Everything except my mortgage blown away

Soozie Tyrell!

Well it looked so green and fair when I built my shanty there
Figured I was all set for life
I put on my Sunday best with my fancy scalloped vest
Then I went to town to pick me out a wife

She blowed away, blowed away, she blowed away, blowed away
My Oklahoma woman blown away
Mister as I bent to kiss her, she was sweeped up by a twister
My Oklahoma woman’s blown away

Come on, Charlie!

Then I was left alone, and just listening to the moan
Of the wind around the corners of my shack
I took off down the road, when the south wind blowed
And I traveled with the wind upon my back

I blowed away, blowed away, I blowed away, blowed away
Yeah, chasin' that dust cloud up ahead
Once it looked so green and fair, now it's up in the air
My Oklahoma farm is over head

Slam, Charles!

I'm always close to home, it don't matter where I roam
Oklahoma dust is everywhere
Makes no difference where I'm walkin', I can hear my chickens squawkin'
I can hear my wife a-talking in the air

It blowed away, blowed away, it blowed away, blowed away
Yeah my Oklahoma home is blown away
My home Sir, 's always near, it's up in the atmosphere
My Oklahoma home is blown away

Kick, banjo!

I'm a roam'n Oklahoman and I'm always close to home
Never get homesick until I die
No matter where I'm found, my home's all around
My Oklahoma home is in the sky

It blowed away, blowed away, it blowed away, blowed away
My farm down on Cimarron
Now all around the world wherever dust is swirled
There's some from my Oklahoma home

It's blown away, blown away, blown away, blown away
Yeah my Oklahoma home is blown away
It's up there in the sky in that dust cloud by and by
My Oklahoma home is blown away

It's blown away, blown away, it's blown away, blown away
Yeah, my Oklahoma home is blown away
It's up there in the sky in that dust cloud by and by
My Oklahoma home is in the sky

[Spoken outro:] Marty Rifkin on the steel guitar!


Info

The above lyrics are for the live 18 Nov 2006 performance of MY OKLAHOMA HOME at Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, during The Seeger Sessions Tour. The parts in bold are sung by the crowd. The live 18 Nov 2006 version of MY OKLAHOMA HOME was released on the Live In Dublin album and home video in 2007.

Ticket stub for the 18 Nov 2006 show at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
Ticket stub for the 18 Nov 2006 show at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
(Taken from Brucebase)

Live In Dublin

At the end of the Seeger Sessions Tour, the three-night stand at Point Theater in Dublin, Ireland, (17-18-19 Nov 2006) was filmed with nine High Definition cameras. A selection of 23 songs from these three nights was officially released on 05 Jun 2007 on the Live In Dublin album and home video, credited to "Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band". "Seeger" was dropped from the band's name for this release, apparently due to the fact that many of the songs are Springsteen originals from his earlier records, or covers that are not related to Pete Seeger.

Live In Dublin is available in 4 formats: 2-CD set, standard DVD, 2-CD/1-DVD combo set, and Blu-ray disc.

Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin (album cover art)
Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin (album cover art)
Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin (DVD cover art)
Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin (DVD cover art)

The album charted in several countries, but only made it to #1 in Ireland.

Country Chart Peak position
Australia 40
Canada 31
Denmark 5
Ireland 1
Italy 4
New Zealand 14
Spain 3
Sweden 2
The Netherlands 4
UK 21
USA Billboard 200 23

The video was edited by Emmy- and Grammy-winner Thom Zimny, with audio mixed by Bob Clearmountain (including 5.1 surround) and mastered by Bob Ludwig.

Disc 1 (CD release):

  1. ATLANTIC CITY [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  2. OLD DAN TUCKER [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  3. EYES ON THE PRIZE [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  4. JESSE JAMES [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  5. FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  6. O MARY DON'T YOU WEEP [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  7. ERIE CANAL [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  8. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  9. MY OKLAHOMA HOME [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  10. HIGHWAY PATROLMAN [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  11. MRS. MCGRATH [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  12. HOW CAN A POOR MAN STAND SUCH TIMES AND LIVE? [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  13. JACOB'S LADDER [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]

Disc 2 (CD release):

  1. LONG TIME COMIN' [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  2. OPEN ALL NIGHT [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  3. PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  4. GROWIN' UP [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
  5. WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  6. THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  7. AMERICAN LAND [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
  8. BLINDED BY THE LIGHT [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
  9. LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE [Live 24 Oct 2006 version]
  10. WE SHALL OVERCOME [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]

DVD and Blu-ray releases:

  • All 23 tracks on a single disc

Notes:

  • The last three songs are bonus tracks on the album release and the last two tracks are bonus tracks on the home video releases.
  • All songs were recorded during the three-night stand in Dublin except for LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE which was recorded in Barcelona.
  • Five more songs recorded during the three-night stand in Dublin were exclusively released on the Bruce Springsteen With The Sessions Band PBS Exclusive promo EP:
    - BOBBY JEAN [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
    - THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
    - JOHNNY 99 [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
    - FOR YOU [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
    - MY CITY OF RUINS [Live 17 Nov 2006 version].

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Available Versions

List of available versions of MY OKLAHOMA HOME on this website:

MY OKLAHOMA HOME [Live 18 Nov 2006 version]
MY OKLAHOMA HOME [Album version]

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