Sons Of The Pioneers performs “Tumbling Tumbleweeds”

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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
Foy Willing and The Riders of the Purple Sage July 1947
Bob Nolan August 1953
Ames Bros. 1953
Frankie Laine 1962
Eddy Arnold August 6, 1963
Clint Eastwood September 1963
The Rangers [US] 1964
Hank Snow with The Jordanaires November 1965 977
Starlite Ramblers 1977
Grady Martin 1977
Marty Robbins August 24, 1979
Jim Kweskin 1979
Meat Puppets 1982
Rubber Rodeo 1982
Riders in the Sky 1983
Michael Martin Murphey 1990
The Quebe Sisters Band September 25, 2007
Yampa Valley Boys August 2008

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Sons Of The Pioneers - Tumbling Tumbleweeds(Single 1046)
Sons Of The Pioneers – Tumbling Tumbleweeds(Single 1046)

Tumbling Tumbleweeds – The Sons Of The Pioneers Lyrics
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 tumblin’ tumbleweeds

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

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

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