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Cowboy Trail

Been travelin' the country side,
punchin' cows and makin' my way,
Been weeks lookin' at cattle hide,
hotter than _ell 'n' not much pay,

It's up and at'em before dawn,
on a horse and saddle all day,
Money made, then gets gone,
with drinkin' and cards ta play,

Ain't seen my dear girl Betsy Lou,
for might near a year ta day,
I know someday gonna get back to,
her and her country girl ways,

Yea, we're gonna buy a spread,
something to call our own,
I'm gonna buy her a feather bed,
and never ever agin be gone,

On the trail means livin' rough,
it's a life what gets so old,
If cow punchin' cash ain't enough,
It's to California pannin' fer gold.

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  1. Date: 12/21/2008 1:52:00 PM
    This struck dad was a cowboy..rode horses his whole life. He had a business, worked hard, but when he retired he taught children how to ride. He had a million stories about his cowboy grandpa was a trail horse guide in Yosemite National Park too, so cowboy was a way of life for my ancestors. Nice dad would have loved it. I wrote a poem ("Riding Horses with Dad") awhile ago. ~ Carrie