The Hee Haw Cowboy Quartet performs “Chant of the Wanderer” Live Video On Hee Haw 1989.

The “Hee Haw Cowboy Quartet” was a very popular group on the tv show. Led by Cowboy Joe Babcock, who sang lead and played rhythm guitar, the members included Roy Clark, who sang tenor and played lead guitar, Jeff Smith, who sang baritone and Ray Burdett, who sang bass.

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The “Hee Haw Cowboy Quartet” was a very popular group on the tv show. Led by Cowboy Joe Babcock, who sang lead and played rhythm guitar, the members included Roy Clark, who sang tenor and played lead guitar, Jeff Smith, who sang baritone and Ray Burdett, who sang bass.

Hee Haw Cowboy Quartet performs the song written by Bob Nolan “Chant of the Wanderer”, and recorded by Sons of the Pioneers.

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Chant of the Wanderer Lyrics

(The rippling rills, the cataract spills, the whippoorwill trills)

Take a look at the sky where the whippoorwill trills
And the mountains so high where the cataract spills
Take a look at the falls and the rippling rills
Hear the wanderlust call of the whispering hills
(The rippling rills, the cataract spills, the whippoorwill trills)
Loh-oooh (the rippling rills, the cataract spills, the whippoorwill trills)
Loh-oooh (the rippling rills, the cataract spills, the whippoorwill trills)

Let me live on the range where the tumbleweeds grow
Let the silver sands change where the prairie winds blow
Let the wanderer sing where the wanderers go
Let the melody ring, for he’s happy I know
(The wanderers go, the prairie winds blow, the tumbleweeds grow)
Loh-oooh (the wanderers go, the prairie winds blow, the tumbleweeds grow)
Loh-oooh (the wanderers go, the prairie winds blow, the tumbleweeds grow)

Let me follow the trail where the buffalo roam
Let a silver cloud sail where the settin’ sun shone
Let the lobo wolf wail in a broken heart tone
Let it storm, let it gale, still the prairie’s my home
(A broken heart tone, the setting sun shone, the buffalo roam)
Loh-oooh (a broken heart tone, the setting sun shone, the buffalo roam)
Loh-oooh (a broken heart tone, the setting sun shone, the buffalo roam)
The prairie’s my home

Chant of The Wanderer Single
Chant of The Wanderer Single