Robert Fletcher

(1885 - 1972)

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Robert Fletcher (1885–1972) is the uncredited writer of the lyrics to Cole Porter's "Don't Fence Me In." After graduating with a degree in mining engineering he moved to Montana where he found work in mining camps and as a surveyor. He then moved to Helena Montana to work for the Montana Highway Department to promote tourism in Montana. In about 1935 he was instrumental in the creation ... more »

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The Belled Coyote

Aint no one loves a coyote
That I ever heard about.
He aint nuthin' but a pestilence
Requirin' stampin' out.
A sneakin', thievin' rustler,—
A gray, ga'nt vagabone
Whose locoed vocal tendencies
Are lackin' depth and tone.

Seems like he's always hungry
And Lord, man, when he wails
It's the concentrated sinfulness
From lost and vanished trails.
Well, there's one of them Carusos
Hangs about the Lazy B
And makes hisself obnoxious
Most plum' consistently.

So, one day, a cayuse ...

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