Way out upon the rolling prairies
In days gone by
Cam the courageous pioneers,
New lands and homes to try.
They bravely face the toil and hardship
When drought brought gloom.
But still along the lonely roadways
Shone the big sunflowers bloom.
Fitting emblem of the people
Who fought drought and gloom
Still shining forth upon the prairie
The golden sunflowers bloom
Then let us all go bravely onward
Till our work's done
E'en though the fierce black rolling blizzards
Darken the noonday sun
We know they cannot last forever
They pass away
But still along the dusty highways
The sunflower greets the day.
So we will always stay in Kansas
Here make our home
Though the big, crowded, noisy cities
Entice us all to roam.
But out upon the quiet prairie
There's lots of room
Here we will live in sweet contentment
Circled by the sunflower's bloom.