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"Home on the Range" is a classical western song, also known as the "unofficial anthem of the American West". It was composed by Dr. Brewster M. Higley in 1872.

In Disney media, a villainized parody appears by Percival McLeach from the 1990 film The Rescuers Down Under. It is a villainized parody of the original song, which was performed by Frank Welker, McLeach's singing voice (and also the voice of Joanna the Goanna) in the film.

Part of the original version of the song was sung by Grace in the animated film of the same name, and the full version appeared in Disney Sing Along Songs: Little Patch of Heaven.

Lyrics

McLeach:
Now sit down, relax, enjoy the view. Nothing but abandoned opal mines as far as the eye can see and dead ahead is home sweet home.

Home, home on the range
Where the critters are tied up in chains
I cut through their sides
And I rip off their hides
And the next day, I do it again.
Everybody!
Home, home on the range...

Oh, Give me a home
where the buffalo roam,
where the deer and the antelope play,
where seldom is heard
a discouraging word,
and the skies are not cloudy all day

Chorus: Home, home on the range,
where the deer and the antelope play,
where seldom is heard
a discouraging word,
and the skies are not cloudy all day

Oh, Give me a home
where the buffalo roam,
where the deer and the antelope play,
where seldom is heard
a discouraging word,
and the skies are not cloudy all day

Chorus: Home, home on the range,
where the deer and the antelope play,
where seldom is heard
a discouraging word,
and the skies are not cloudy all day

Oh, give me a land where the bright diamond sand
Flows leisurely down the stream
Where the graceful white swan goes gliding along
Like a maid in a heavenly dream

(verse with coyotes howling in the background)
Home, home on the range,
where the deer and the antelope play,
where seldom is heard
a discouraging word,
and the skies are not cloudy all day

Oh, Give me a home
where the buffalo roam,
where the deer and the antelope play,
where seldom is heard
a discouraging word,
and the skies are not cloudy all day

Home, home on the range,
where the deer and the antelope play,
where seldom is heard
a discouraging word,
and the skies are not cloudy all day

How often that night,
when the heavens are bright,
with the light of the glittering stars,
have I stood there amazed
and asked as I gazed,
If their glory exceeds that of ours

Home, home on the range,
where the deer and the antelope play,
where seldom is heard
a discouraging word,
and the skies are not cloudy all day

Then give me a land,
where the bright diamond sand,
flows leisurely down to the stream,
where the graceful white swan
goes gliding along,
like a maid in a heavenly dream

Oh, I would not exchange
my old home on the range,
where the deer and the antelope play,
where seldom is heard
a discouraging word,
and the skies are not cloudy all day

Clips used in the Sing Along Songs version

External links



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Media
The Rescuers (Soundtrack/Video) • The Rescuers Down Under (Soundtrack/Video) • House of Mouse
Disney Parks
Parades: Disney's Party Express
Characters
The Rescuers: BernardMiss BiancaChairmouseRufusPennyMadame MedusaMr. SnoopsOrvilleBrutus and NeroEllie MaeLukeEvinrudeSwamp Folk

The Rescuers Down Under: JakeCodyCody's MotherFalooMarahutePercival C. McLeachJoannaSparkyWilburDr. MouseFrankKrebbsRedBaitmouseCrocodiles
Deleted characters:LouisCruella De Vil

Objects
Penny's Teddy BearDevil's EyeMcLeach's Bushwacker
Locations
Devil's BayouNew York CityMorningside OrphanageMedusa's Pawn ShopThe Cave of Devil's BayouAustraliaAustralian OutbackAbandoned Opal MineRescue Aid SocietyColorado
Songs
The Rescuers: The JourneyRescue Aid SocietyTomorrow Is Another DaySomeone's Waiting for YouFor Penny's a Jolly Good Fellow

The Rescuers Down Under: Black SlacksHome on the RangeAquarela do BrasilWaltzing MatildaYou Get a Line and I'll Get a Pole


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Media
Home on the Range (Video/Soundtrack) • A Dairy Tale: The Three Little PigsHome on the RangeIt's Hero TimeThe Adventures of a Bovine GoddessSweating Bullets
Disney Parks
Big Thunder Ranch
Firework: Wonderful World of Animation
Halloween: Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade
Characters
MaggieMrs. CallowayGracePearl GesnerSheriff Sam BrownBuckRustyAlameda SlimThe Willie BrothersRicoMr. WesleyJebAudreyOlliePiggiesChicksLarryLucky JackBarry and BobJunior the Buffalo
Deleted: Mariachi ButterfliesDarlin
Songs
You Ain't Home on the RangeLittle Patch of HeavenShe'll Be Coming 'Round the MountainHome on the RangeYodel-Adle-Eedle-Idle-OoWill the Sun Ever Shine Again?Magic Carpet RideWherever the Trail May LeadAnytime You Need a FriendHeroes, Villains and Cows (deleted song)
Locations
Dixon RanchPatch of HeavenChugwaterEcho Mine
See Also
Disney Sing Along Songs: Little Patch of Heaven
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