Patrol Prairie
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy de Silva
Date 1927
Source Good News (musical)
Publisher Ballentine Stephen Music Publ.; Chappell & Co. Inc.; Ray Henderson Music Inc.

"The Best Things in Life Are Free" is a song about the simple pleasures of nature — the moon, the stars, the flowers, the robins — all belong to everyone.

Jimmy Dean and Rowlf the Dog sang the song to celebrate Thanksgiving in episode 111 of The Jimmy Dean Show.

The Prairie Dogs sing it while they steal a number of items in episode 402 of The Muppet Show, whilst avoiding arrest from Patrol Bear and Captain Link Hogthrob.