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Menocraicing; having a rowdy time; BLOGVILLE RODEO DAY (1)

Awwrighty, let's get this show on the rodeo!!!

First we must all sing Happy Birthday.... to whom, you wonder? Well to none other than Tom Hanks, here disguised as the sheriff of the event!  All together now...

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Okay, this is going to be a three-stage event for your entertainment during the other, more raucous carryings-on. You can keep tabs as the 'roll on roll off' bloghop fires up.
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In honour of the birthday block of  Sheriff Woody, a poem by our very own Blogville Commish of Pawlice, SARGE...

Wyatt Earp cleaned up the American wild west,
I wish I had been there to give it my best.
I'd wear the proud star that a law dog should wear,
and keep it for all to see right on my chest.

I'd arrest all the outlaws and stop cattle rustlers,
and wear a white hat with my big jangling spurs.
My horse would be strong and call himself "Steed",
and we'd patrol big sky country beneath all the stars.

I think you will agree that was a fine offering from the Commish!
Now I am sure you are all familiar with the next item...

Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam,
Where the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

Home, home on the range,

Where the deer and the antelope play,

Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,

And the skies are not cloudy all day. 

Where the air is so pure, and the zephyrs so free,
And the breezes so balmy and light,
I would not exchange my home on the range,
For all of the cities so bright. 

It's an oldy but at goodie! ...of course, you could always sing along with alternative lyrics, provided here by our very own boffin, the Hon.WFT Bertie:

Home by the Loch

Oh give me a home, where the Heilan’ coos roam

Where the otters and pine martens play,

‘Though often is heard, a discouraging word

‘Cos the skies are all dismal and grey.

Chorus: Home, home by the Loch

 Where the otters and pine martens play,

      Though often is heard, a discouraging word

‘Cos the skies are all dismal and grey.

The Gaels were pressed from this part of the west

It’s not likely they’ll ever return

‘Cos they crossed o’er the Pond, or to Australie-and

Where the midgies are not a concern!

Home, home by the Loch etc.

How often at night when there’s no moon in sight

And the stars hide behind murky cloud

Have I laid there amazed and asked as I gazed...

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...Why such terrible weather’s allowed...!!!

Home, home by the Loch etc.

Jakey had a go at this one too!

In keeping with the theme of 'home', here is an Aussie country song with its own particular twist...

...thank you effurybuddy... to end this first set on the entertainment stage, we better hear from Tom-Woody himself!


  1. Got to love Tom Hanks and Woody.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  2. Sooo good!!!! Luffing this cowboy stuffs!! YeeHaw!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Happy Birthday Sheriff Woody! I'm totally with Jakey a home on the couch is a super comfy home :o) ... but such a white hat like Sasrge's would be great too :o)
    easy rider

  4. Hey Yamini!
    Wow, this is such a fun part of our Rodeo! Thanks bunches for hosting it. OMD great lyrics for us in this one. Love all of the plays on Home on the Range. Classic fur sure!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, CowPoker

  5. Happy Birfday to WOODY...

    OMD we will be singing Bertie's Home On the LOCH all day..

    These are all SUPER...

    1. Hari OM
      ....hhehehe it really is a super re-wording and pawfect fur Scotland!!! Yxx

  6. AUNTY YAM....OMCs.....bravo bravo for the home on the range tune and all the great pawticipants...did such a great job...we think there are a lot of poets in our midst!!
    Hugs Cowgirl Madi from the Double D ranch

  7. Oh! these were great! Mabel especially likes Arty's poem! We can't wait to see more
    Mr bailey, hazel & mabel

  8. Bravo! Bravo! Seems the apple didn't fall far from the tree with Sarge's poem did it? Well done! Home On The Loch with surely end up published in a book for poetry! So glad you included the birthday shout out!! Thanks for hosting!

    Your Cowboy Dood Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. clap, clap, clap. Those are some excellent songs!

  10. Pawsome! We sang along to Jakey's song!

  11. Woooooody!!!! We love Woody!

    Oh Home on the Range... we love just a singin' a long!!!


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