Sage Grouse’s Lament: A Song

(Sung to “I Am A Pilgrim”)

I am a sage-grouse

Lonely but determined

Traveling through

This perilous land

I want to nest in

A grassy valley, oh Lord

But I can’t  (doo doo doo doo)

Cuz the cows ate it all up

The cowboys blame it

All on the big oilmen

What I fear is

Those great big raptors

If I can’t hide from

Hawks, trucks and foxes, oh Lord

Then I am doomed (doo doo doo doo)

To lose that nest

(Apologies to The Byrds, Sweetheart of the Rodeo album)

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