1. The plain we hold is as good as gold, Bonanza,
hand in hand we built this land, the Ponderosa Ranch.
Our birth right is this Cartwright Bonanza,
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we here belong and stand in strong, wrong ain't got a chance.
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Day by day, work or play, ready side by side,
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hello, friend, come on in, the gate is open wide !
Bound to be a-fightin' free, Bonanza,
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swinging pines of boundery lines for the Ponderosa Ranch.
Instr. = Verse 1 + CHORUS
2. Every tree and flower is part of our Bonanza,
the stars at night, the morning light, water in the dregs.
We ride along, four man strong, together,
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every plain and ridge is our heritage, the Ponderosa Ranch.
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(orig. = capo 1st) (Johnny Cash)