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Montana Melody
 
 
 
I long to be in the places that I see

in the pictures of my dreams

Where there's mountains full of trees,

meadows carpeted in green

Silent, snow-fall, clear running streams.
 
 

Where the bear-grass blooms 
 
In the spring-time of the year,

And the larch turn gold in the Fall

Where there's deer, elk and antelope

Beaver, bears and birds and the yippin'

coyotes serenade them all.
 
 

Chorus:

Yes, there's no place like Montana,

the Big Sky country, my home.

A place to set my spirit free,

a Rocky Mountain melody,

These things are a part of me,

Montana, Montana, my home.
 
 

Charlie Russell clouds paint sunsets in the West,

in colors of red, blue and gold.

Snow-capped peaks reach endless to the sky,

and the grain-fields with gentle breezes flow.
 
 

There's high mountain lakes, Missouri river breaks
 
and the open plains, where the buffalo used to roam.

It's a cowboy song, it's where Indians belong

God's country, my home sweet home.
 


I had a dream, of how Heaven's s'posed to be,

and when I die, that's where I want to go.

Cause there's mountains full of trees, meadows

carpeted in green, silent snowfall, clear running streams.
 
 

Chorus:
 
Yes, there's no place like Montana,

the Big Sky country, my home.

A place to set my spirit free,

a Rocky Mountain melody,

These things are a part of me,

Montana, Montana, my home.
 
 
 
Written by LeGrande and Carleen Harvey
Composed by LeGrande Harvey
 
 
 
 
 

Sources for my data on the Montana State Ballad:
Montana Code Annotated-2007 Title 1. General Laws and Definitions
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Part 5. State Symbols--Official Designations 
1-1-511. State ballad. The song "Montana Melody", written by Carleen Harvey and LeGrande Harvey, is the official state ballad of the state of Montana.
Lyrics to "Montana Melody" 50states.com http://www.50states.com/songs/montb.htm
netstate.com http://www.netstate.com/states/symb/ballads/mt_mt_melody.htm
statesymbolsusa.org http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Montana/stateBALLAD.html
 

  
 
 
 
  
  
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