Marty Robbins - Prairie Fire Lyrics



While drivin' a herd of cattle out in old Nebraska way
Headin' east at Broken Bow one hot September day
Tryin' to get to Omaha we hoped to find a buyer
We never counted in the odds of a western prairie fire

A hot south wind was blowin' and the air was gettin' dry
Somethin' far away was spellin' trouble in the sky
Comin' closer was a sound that topped the devil's choir
Then we knew we had to race a raging prairie fire

When all at once a flame is seen a lickin' at the sky
And every heart is quicker and there's fear in every eye
We'd just one chance to get away for there's no place to hide
Gotta reach the river Platte one inch deep and one mile wide

The herd is gettin' tired but we've got no time to rest
I try to clear the red dust that is gatherin' in my chest
From ridin' tail on a thousand head with the weather gettin' dry
The black cloud in the west is warning ride ride ride

The roarin' heat is closer ashes fallin' by our side
And every breeze is burnin' singin' with its warnin' cry
We've got to reach the river but it's still ten miles or more
And close behind us we can hear that wind infernal roar

But fate had other plans for we lost that fatal race
We lost for neither man nor beast could long keep up the pace
The mighty Platte subdued its rage but none were there to rest
We did our best to get away but only I am left

Now on the blackened prairie far as the eye can see
The grim remains are there to show that God rules you and me
Just one he left to tell the tale just one was his desire
We lost our herd and thirty men to a raging prairie fire




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Marty Robbins Prairie Fire Comments
  1. coper X9

    I wanna be aaaa coweboyyy babyyyyy

  2. Brooke Is a TikToker

    I am from Utah

  3. Brooke Is a TikToker

    MY GRANDPA... I RMEMEMBER SOMETHING
    He either sang it or.
    It wad in a western



    UTAH

  4. trustin palmer

    it is awsom

  5. Tim Creason

    Marty is the best. All time great.

  6. IronDuke37

    Thank you for uploading so many gems like this. Your channel/collection is amazing. Thank you for sharing all of this awesome stuff.

  7. Grant Shouse

    I always think of Marty robbin's songs as my father and I herd cattle

  8. Craftingjunk

    thank god for new vegas, or i wouldve never heard any of his music

  9. J Beard

    This song is old and I like it

  10. Pank R Odyuo

    Cowboy song make me happy when iam sad

  11. Pank R Odyuo

    Cowboy song never grow old

  12. Thomas Radcliffe

    Love Marty , listened to 15 of his songs in a row. One thing in common or should I say ,a variation on a theme
    “Ghost riders in the sky” !!!

  13. B Williams

    One more classic that is way TOO SHORT...you're just getting into it, then it's over.

  14. Elisa Caster

    No one will ever touch this guys music. No one.

  15. Izk68

    Just awesome... I've been a fan of Marty's gunfighter and trail ballads for several years now since I first heard "El Paso" and its beautiful guitar work, and this has to be the pinnacle for me. I listen to this practically every time I'm on here, which is almost daily!
    Wish I could find the lyrics, the right lyrics. A google search only turned up dozens of sites who've all posted the wrong lyrics. I'm sure they all stole them from each other.

    Curt Lewis

    I posted the correct lyrics above. Scroll up about a half-dozen comments. It's in a reply to Bailey Naylor's request for lyrics

  16. Primrose Haran

    fantastic marty just love him the greatest singer ever thank you for this

  17. c c

    Marty's voice is like opium

    Jackman The4th

    c c except his voice is GOOD for you.

    Jack Pardun

    Smooth and addictive

  18. Stasia Newell

    Pretty good picking, too.

  19. Sarah Christie

    Cool 😎

  20. Chat With Catnip

    Should be a music video for this. Like a bunch of cowboys quickly moving the herd along as the fire rages closer in the background.

  21. Chat With Catnip

    I love Marty Robbins because each of his songs tell a story. This is such a great song and story

  22. Mr.Potato Head

    the bass line matches the galloping of horses and that's all i picture when listening to this song

  23. Mike Nielson

    I love your song

    harcore al gore

    Harcore algore hardcore algore hardcore algore

    harcore al gore

    Mike Nielson. Al gore is calling

    harcore al gore

    He wants you, Michael.

    Mike Nielson

    harcore algore yes

    harcore al gore

    Our ritual begins at dawn

  24. Chow Yew Fook

    Beautiful

  25. Bubba Hill

    Sheep marrow i miss him

  26. Adrianna Wilcox

    Marty Robbins is the only person I like to hear ballads from! His voice is amazing and I can actually picture what hes singing about so easily!

    Arizona ranger with a big iron on his hip

    If u have a anime PFP ur opinion doesn't count

  27. nikwboy635 -_-

    Hello childhood, why did you have to left so soon

  28. Primrose Haran

    yet another great song from marty the greatest singer ever

  29. CroatianExTc

    While drivin' a herd of cattle out in old Nebraska way
    Headin' east at Broken Bow one hot September day
    Tryin' to get to Omaha we hoped to find a buyer
    We never counted in the odds of a western prairie fire

    A hot south wind was blowin' and the air was gettin' dry
    Somethin' far away was spellin' trouble in the sky
    Comin' closer was a sound that topped the devil's choir
    Then we knew we had to race a raging prairie fire

    When all at once a flame is seen a lickin' at the sky
    And every heart is quicker and there's fear in every eye
    We'd just one chance to get away for there's no place to hide
    Gotta reach the river Platte one inch deep and one mile wide

    The herd is gettin' tired but we've got no time to rest
    I try to clear the red dust that is gatherin' in my chest
    From ridin' tail on a thousand head with the weather gettin' dry
    The black cloud in the west is warning ride ride ride

    The roarin' heat is closer ashes fallin' by our side
    And every breeze is burnin' singin' with its warnin' cry
    We've got to reach the river but it's still ten miles or more
    And close behind us we can hear that wind infernal roar

    But fate had other plans for we lost that fatal race
    We lost for neither man nor beast could long keep up the pace
    The mighty Platte subdued its rage but none were there to rest
    We did our best to get away but only I am left

    Now on the blackened prairie far as the eye can see
    The grim remains are there to show that God rules you and me
    Just one he left to tell the tale just one was his desire
    We lost our herd and thirty men to a raging prairie fire

    santiago hernandez

    CroatianExTc this dude got bars

    Curt Lewis

    Good job with the lyrics! But just a couple of corrections, if I may. In the 5th verse, second line, it should read: "...and every beast and bird is fleeing with its warnin' cry..." And in the 3rd verse, the line is "...every heart is quickened..." In other words, their hearts are brought to life -- beating faster -- as the danger of the Cowboys' situation becomes clear

  30. Al Bernard

    Every song is a story. Amazing!

  31. Erika Ahlenius

    Such a beautiful song! One of the most talented country singers ever

  32. Margaret Pariera

    This is REAL western music. Modern western music sounds soooooooo styrio typical.

  33. Steven Urazovsky

    Awesome

  34. Bekfast Time

    Fallout NV and the love of western movies got me into Marty. No regrets.

  35. Connor Ross

    the old west this kinda brings me back through time to the 1800s

  36. Akeptic

    Uston, we have a problem. WE'VE FINALLY FOUND SOME GOOD MUSIC!!!

  37. Dieseluk2k

    Hot diggity dawg!

  38. Bailey Naylor

    Lyrics pleaseeee really love this song n just wanna sing a long 😍

    Curt Lewis

    "Prairie Fire"

    While drivin' a herd of cattle out in old Nebraska way
    Headin' east at Broken Bow on a hot September day
    Tryin' to get to Omaha we hoped to find a buyer
    We never counted in the odds of a western prairie fire

    A hot south wind was blowin' and the air was gettin' dry
    Somethin' far away was spellin' trouble in the sky
    Comin' closer was a sound that topped the devil's choir
    Then we knew we'd have to race a raging prairie fire

    When all at once a flame is seen a lickin' at the sky
    And every heart is quickened and there's fear in every eye
    We'd just one chance to get away for there's no place to hide
    Gotta reach the river Platte one inch deep and one mile wide

    The herd is gettin' tired but we've got no time to rest
    I try to clear the red dust that is gatherin' in my chest
    From ridin' tail on a thousand head with the weather gettin' dry
    The black cloud in the west is warning ride ride ride

    The roarin' heat is closer ashes fallin' by our side
    And every beast and bird is fleein' with its warnin' cry
    We've got to reach the river but it's still ten miles or more
    And close behind us we can hear that wild infernal roar

    But fate had other plans for we lost that fatal race
    We lost for neither man nor beast could long keep up the pace
    The mighty Platte subdued its rage but none were there to rest
    We did our best to get away but only I am left

    Now on the blackened prairie far as the eye can see
    The grim remains are there to show that God rules you and me
    Just one He left to tell the tale just one was His desire
    We lost our herd and thirty men to a raging prairie fire

  39. Samuel Armstrong

    Hell yeah great song.

  40. Gabe Riedemann

    Anyone besides me live in Nebraska?

    Tork

    Never lived there, but passed through a time or two. It's a very beautiful place.

    Josh Quick

    Broken bow here! Lol first time I’ve ever heard this song

  41. Super Pro

    this song make me remember my childhood

  42. David Rice

    There's a big difference twixt Western, and "Country" music and performers such as Robbins and Sons of the Pioneers and The Terry Family and Dave Stamey, etc, exemplify that difference!

    MajBunl

    & cowboy music might be consider a different set still- try listening to Chris Ledoux if you have not already.. I really Like Marty Robbins- both music & voice, but I think I like Chris Ledoux even more & he is the real deal- lived it, wrote it & sang it with a really good voice also

    MajBunl

    I have a bunch of his albums- to my knowledge he was not an actual working cowboy or rodeo cowboy- he was raised in suburbs of Phoenix, a good part Paiute,  went into USN @ 17 during WWII, later was a race car driver (NASCAR, etc). I think he had a great voice, did excellent songs.  Just saying Chris not only sang it- he lived it. Not taking anything away from Marty
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    Helen Shields

    Actually, Martin worked on (I think it was his uncle's) a horse ranch as a teen, in the mountains near his home in Glendale....other family members also were cowboys...many of these were named in one of the western songs that he wrote. He was a cowboy, boxer (in the navy), brick layer, midget race car driver, NASCAR driver (his second love), but most of all, the most talented and versatile singer to ever set foot on s stage. As wonderful on stage as he was, one of his sisters (Lillie Nevitt) told me that as a very young boy and very shy, they would have him sing in church but he always had to 'hide' behind a curtain when he'd sing. There will never be another singer to compare or equal his talent, or match that beautiful, God given voice!!!!

    『O K A M I_D E V I L』

    Helen Shields you are correct Ma'am. My great grandmother was actually friends with him in Glendale and lived close to his Ranch. Apparently they were good friends as teenagers and that's all there was to it. He obviously ended up moving later and they lost touch. But he did indeed work on a ranch in Glendale.

    Patricia Jensen

    yes the fires are going right
    this minute idaho.
    hope colarado' dsnt reach the border. . we hv a lot of . overgrown trees / Brush. .
    anyone letting off illegal.
    Fire Works' are going
    TO JAIL' ALSO BIGG FINE.
    ALONG WITH IT.! .

  43. stefan petrovski

    i love cowboys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. J.S.S

    cowboys , they're from Texas?

    Josh Hutchins

    What is your question?

    Grab a liberal by the pussy

    J.S.S Montana and Wyoming

    TomoyaMemez

    the weak ones come from anywhere BUT texas

    Aron Simpson

    TomoyaMemez false

    Mały Katolicki Motyl

    South west. Mainly tornado ally

  45. Charles King

    Marty you are the greatest singer born!!😃

    Bill Venero

    Charles King I believe that gravy, juses and Marty Robbins was made by God himself

    Anti communist

    Sadly he aint livin' anymore.

    Arizona ranger with a big iron on his hip

    He can't hear you. He passed away.

  46. t.w thomas

    the photo the cowboy feed a apple to his horse is my wifes grandpa's brother uncle sheep. it was taken on the Wagner ranch. my wifes grandpa was the frist one to ride hollywood gold.. just thought i would comment to say that have a blessed day

    Pedro Rodrigues

    Doesn't look like  a photo, more like a painting

    Phia

    t.w thomas Sorry m8, thats A painting

  47. Roland Deschain

    once i heard big iron i was hooked, every song is a little masterpiece of a story :-)

    EAdventures Productions

    So true mate the first once i heard was five brothers i looked at every other song and just almost all of them

    Bethany H

    @EAdventures Productions Five Brothers is so sad, but such a good story! The first Marty Robbins song I heard was Big Iron and El Paso.

    BenDynamic

    Sadly i can only listen to bog Iron every so often thanks to Fallout NV overuse of it

    Gilbert Grape

    Roland Deschain Please capitalize “i” I hate when people do this

  48. LipitzanerStallion29

    I really love the western & cowboy paintings that were used for the artwork displayed during the song and I really wish I could find some of those paintings.

    RusDaddy

    Could probably just screenshot them here and print them out later

  49. LipitzanerStallion29

    Ahh yeah thanks so very much for putting this song up. Marty Robbins is my favorite classic country musician and Prairie Fire is my favorite Marty Robbins song. This is just such an amazing song and it really gives you a sense of what a prairie fire is like. Marty was from my home state & current state of residence, Arizona and he was from Mesa back in the 20's when all the cities that make up the megalopolis we call Phoenix today like Mesa, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria, & Phoenix were still separate individual farming communities that were still many miles apart. I'm proud that he was born & raised here and that is undoubtedly why he knew so much about cowboy life and life in the West. He has such a beautiful baritone tenor voice and made such awesomely amazing music! I love Marty Robbins music!

  50. John Storm

    Marty ROBBINS,,IS AND WILL ALLWAYS BE THE GREATEST COUNTRY & WESTERN PERFORMER,COMPOSER,ARRANGER,WRITER OF ALL TIME...I SAY THIS WIRHOUT APOLOGY..

    probably not the illuminati

    always*

    Family MacDermott

    nice yes he will

  51. Happuc Baptiste

    i love Jesus

    Domthestar

    Good for you

    EAdventures Productions

    Well thats kinda random

    glock5518

    @Psychor hahaha

    Kyle Zimmerman

    Cthulhu is better

  52. john sandiford

    Nice song,thanks for sharing

    mr. warmth

    your  welcome

  53. Alex Henry Garcia

    YEEE-HAWWW!!! Grady Martin is just RRRIPPING IT UP!!!

    kevin heming

    Ride,cowboy,ride.....

    Skiggy Dog

    It’s Marty Robbins

  54. Blue

    Take the music out and this is the perfect example of the short hard-hitting short story. Everything you need to know is 2 1/2 minutes. Genius.

    MarneKolchak

    I know, right? That, and the way of singing the first part of the song... reminds me to ''A tall, handsome stranger''. Anyone else agrees?

  55. Christian Kalikiana

    I'm an idahoan, born and raised, and I've seen wildfires and what they can do, sometimes the smoke gets so thick you can't breathe without coughing, despite the fact that the fire is 50 miles away.

    looseballs1966

    Hello from a fellow Idahoan Christian

    RusDaddy

    Imagine being one of the poor fucks actually stuck in thick of it

  56. James Owen

    awsome!

  57. lauren bilges

    thank u MARTY
    UR MISSED













  58. Dave Anderson

    There will never be another Marty, "GOD" bless you Guy................RIP.

  59. Jay Kaye

    First Time here, but may have heard as a kid ...Timely for today in Texas and the World..Can we reach The River of Life?

  60. nilton hargrave

    fantastic if you like marty check out travis logan and he is from the uk

  61. JLP

    I love the picture ar 1:05. Any idea what the title is?

  62. Jacob Lloyd

    Nebraska was famous for its wild fires

    Gabe Riedemann

    Jacob Lloyd I live in Nebraska

  63. marty lawrence

    wounder if back in the day this rlly is true

    Arizona ranger with a big iron on his hip

    True to this day

  64. Ganonmustdie2

    Marty was great at capturing that essence of the fury that nature could contain.

  65. PsychopathicSuicide

    This great storyteller and musician died 28 years ago this day. I hope to see him in "that range up in the sky" (Utah Carol by Marty Robbins) one day. Thanks for the upload.
    R.I.P. Marty Robbins
    12/8/10

  66. Andy Price

    This is a rare song of Marty Robbins and one of my favorites

  67. Maj-Brith H

    Absolut en bra story!

  68. Siouxindian7

    Great Video.
    And who else can sing that so "Amazing"
    Marty Robbins.♥♥

  69. bjcm591111

    a great voice wat a singer y dont we hear more from him

  70. Deborah Dyess

    marty is missed. there will never be a singer like him. thanks tarquin,

  71. tarquin45

    Merci beaucoup mon ami.

  72. Maj-Brith H

    So good! A favorite!

  73. Roger L

    The Late great King of Cowboy Ballads, Marty Robbins, once again uses his fantastic vocal range to touch your
    heart and soul; the Master does it again!

  74. jtls8

    5*****S

    ronald bonnick

    The greatest county and western singer