#8 Sons Of The Pioneers – Tumbling Tumbleweeds

Bob Nolan composed “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” one dreary October day in the early 1930s, the song became one of the most popular Western songs ever written.

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Bob Nolan composed “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” one dreary October day in the early 1930s. Nolan was looking out of his apartment the window as the wind tore the leaves from the trees and sent them tumbling down into the yard and street below. That sight inspired the first lyrics to a song he initially called “Tumbling Leaves,” but that title was soon changed to “Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” and the song became one of the most popular Western songs ever written.

On The Top 100 Western songs of all time, for Members of the Western Writers of America.

Some of the versions:
Sons of the Pioneers November 1934 First release
The Ranch Boys 1934
Gene Autry Trio 1935
Dick Thomas July 1945
Bob Nolan August 1953
Ames Bros. 1953
Frankie Laine 1962
Eddy Arnold August 6, 1963
Clint Eastwood September 1963
The Rangers [US] 1964
….. And More

Sons Of The Pioneers – Tumbling Tumbleweeds lyrics

See them tumbling down
Pledging their love to the ground
Lonely but free I’ll be found
Drifting along with the tumblin’ tumbleweeds

Cares of the past are behind
Nowhere to go, but I’ll find
Just where the trail will wind
Drifting along with the tumblin’ tumbleweeds

I know when night has gone
That a new world’s born at dawn
I’ll keep rolling along
Deep in my heart is a song
Here on the range I belong
Drifting along with the tumblin’ tumbleweeds

I know when night has gone
That a new world’s born at dawn
I’ll keep rolling along
Deep in my heart is a song
Here on the range I belong
Drifting along with the tumblin’ tumbleweeds
Drifting along with the tumblin’ tumbleweeds
Tumbleweeds, tumbleweeds
Tumble weeds

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