From the recording Ride Away From The World

Lyrics

One night as I lay sleepingAnd everything was stillI dreamed I saddled up and rode awayTo the top of Dead Man's HillI could see from the horizonTo the stars in the Milky WayI could hear a lone dog cryingAnd the turning of wheels on the highwayI'll ride out tonight when the moon is highRide away from the worldAnd I'll ride out down the Chisholm TrailI'm a plain American girlI looked to the east and I looked to the westFar as the eye could seeI saw a man - he had a plow in his handAnd he said, "What will become of me?"Indian maid, why do you stand so stillBy the streams that used to flowShe said, "My Gods have told me secretsYou will never know."We ride out tonight when the moon is highRide away from the worldWe ride out down the Mohawk TrailI'm a plain American girlThese ghostly apparitionsThey were so eerie and so strangeI saw the cowboys drive the cattle downShadows and dust on the rangeAnd a soldier lay where his blood was shedHe said, "Don't weep for meMy men and I - we still rideat the call of Reveille"We ride out tonight when the moon is highRide away from the worldAnd we ride out through the waves of grainThrough the mountains and the valleys and the plainsThe Mississippi River runs in my veinsI love the saddle and the feel of the reinsBecause I am and I will always remainA plain American girl