3 pages | PDF | 827.2 KB"I Hate To Say Goodbye To The Prairie" is a melancholic country-style song written by Gene Autry and Odie Thompson. Set in the key of F major and D minor, the track is 52 measures long and features gentle steel guitar strums and the lush, rolling sound of The Beach Boys' harmonies. The lyrics tell the story of a homesick traveller who is struggling to leave behind the beauty of the prairies and move on with their life. Through the song, the artist conveys a sense of longing and appreciation for the unique beauty of the prairie landscape. Although it is a simple tune, the heartfelt emotions in the words create a powerful and touching song.