Playing Note: you can leave out the [Fm] if you wish and just stay on the [F]
"Home on the Range" was adapted from a poem by Dr. Brewster M. Higley (formerly a physician, who had moved to Kansas after the Homestead Act of 1862) called "My Western Home," first published in the Smith County Pioneer in 1873. The melody was written by Higley's friend Daniel E. Kelley. Considering its content, the song quickly became popular with cowboys and frontiersmen, and its popularity grew as it was passed around.
Now, it's the state song of Kansas.
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