Prime Artist:              Ann Blyth
Lyrics by:                 Oscar Hammerstein II     (O. Greeley Clendenning H. II)
Lyrics by:                 Otto Harbach     (b. Otto Abels Hauerbach)

Music by:                  Rudolf Friml
From the Film:             Rose Marie  1954 (M)

I want to be...
Just as free as the wind in the evergreen tree.
Free like the rabbit who runs through the dell,
Not like a...
Turtle who live in a shell

I hear you say
You would want me to grow up in ladylike way
Maybe that's good for some girl that you see
But not Rose Marie

How would I look in a polka-dot bonnet,
All prettied up like the ladies on stage?
Rather, I sing as a bird on the wing
Than be showing fine feathers in cage

No, No...
This life I love
Where each mountain and stream are as peaceful as dove
No one but me and the blue sky above
I'm free
To be free

Ask the little whippoorwill
Sitting on the windowsill
What he say if you not let him fly
Ask the little bobolink
Can I tell you what I think?
We will tell to you same thing as I

Ahh Ahh
Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh

Ahh Ahh
Ahh Ahh Ahh

Ahh Ahh
Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh
He will tell to you same thing as I

He'll say that
I want to be
Just as free as the cloud floating over the sea
Free as the ocean that rise up and swell
Not so like bucket you chain to the well

Free as the air
With the rain in my face and with wind in my hair
Riding along in the land that I love
I'm free
To be free

Contributed by Carlene Bogle