Monday, April 30, 2007

Montana Falls Asleep To New Lullaby

CHINOOK, Mont. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – As if Montana wasn’t sleepy enough, now it’s the first state to admit it can’t even keep itself awake.

Montana’s governor Brian Schweitzer just officially adopted a tune called “Montana Lullaby” as the state’s official lullaby, and it’s the first song to ever get that honor.

The song’s lyrics include, But the wind in the pines/ Whispers she’s mine/ With a Montana lullaby, but songwriter Ken Overcast admits those lines were more inspired by cows, than a comely cutie.

He says the narcoleptic number is about “a lonesome cowboy out on the range missing his lady and singing to his cows.”

Apparently, working the wild west kept many wranglers wide awake.

As Overcast puts it, “They had to ride around them all night to sing [the cows] to sleep.”

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