Disc B-12. Ten More Miles to Matfield
© words & music by Annie Wilson 2014

Album Note:  Matfield Green, Kansas, has to be one of the most unique
communities in the country.   This song sings the praises of Matfield
through the voice of a returning resident anxious to reach home.

Lyrics:

This two-lane highway takes me into far-off hills of blue
Inside a dreamy landscape   full of distant views.
I see the sparkling Cottonwoods by fields of fertile ground
While tallgrass prairie meets the sky on hilltops all around.

Stone walls line the highway and cattle graze the hills.
A long train in the valley rolls by on rails of steel.
On the hill in giant letters in stones laid out by hand:
The sign that spells our town name is made out of the land.

     I got ten more miles to Matfield. I think I’m getting close.
    The tallgrass prairie’s waving “Welcome home!”
     Just ten more miles to Matfield - Matfield Green my home,
    That village in the Flint Hills, the sweetest home I know.

There’s cowboys cowgirls truckers chewers, artists writers thinkers doers,
And every single one   just broke the mold.
But together we all know our little pot of gold
Is living in this town that we call home.  

Cattle drives in early days from pastures out afar
Came right-through town to stockyard pens to load on railroad cars.  
Today it’s still a village, no traffic and no malls,
But we know all of our neighbors and we care for one and all    

     I got ten more miles to Matfield. I think I’m getting close.
    The tallgrass prairie’s waving “Welcome home!”
    Just ten more miles to Matfield - Matfield Green my home,
    That village in the Flint Hills, the sweetest home I know.
Other Photos
by Elaine Jones & Kathy Miller
This photo courtesy of Rogler Family & Pioneer Bluffs
Pioneer Bluffs Foundation - farmstead
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