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Tumbling Tumbleweeds/song

Posted by SR on October 18, 2004

In Reply to: Tumbleweeds posted by ESC on October 18, 2004

: : What is the significance of calling people "Tumbleweeds"?

: A tumbleweed is rootless and goes where the wind blows it. Calling a person that could mean he has no firm convictions or maybe no strong family ties.

: Merriam-Webster:
: tumbleweed -- a plant (as Russian thistle or any of several amaranths) that breaks away from its roots in the autumn and is driven about by the wind as a light rolling mass.

: : I think it was meant to be ruder than that!

: I think you'll find what you are looking for here:

One of my favourite songs of the Old West:

Artist/Band: Sons Of The Pioneers
Lyrics for Song: Tumbling Tumbleweeds
Lyrics for Album: RCA Country Legends

I'm a roaming cowboy riding all day long,
Tumbleweeds around me sing their lonely song.
Nights underneath the prairie moon,
I ride along and sing this tune.

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

Cares of the past are behind
Nowhere to go but I'll find
Just where the trail will wind
Drifting along with the tumbling 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 tumbling tumbleweeds.