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Rio Grande River

Now this is quiet a famous little stream, many untold story
The muddy waters run slow, but don't let it fool you when it comes alive
Divides the United States and Mexico, but it is just a line
Old Cottonwood trees and quick sand, some cross it for glory
A history of out laws crossed it fleeing into Mexico, some did not survive
Maybe holding up a bank or stealing from a gold mine

Long yesterdays ago, Pancho Villa and his raiders came
They robbed and killed, then head back to their sanctuary 
Some though him to be a hero, to the poor he was a giver
He was an out law, that is where he got his fame
Even today there are those that will argue to the contrary
After he did his damage, he always crossed that river

Those muddy waters have seen a lot and still active
It has been a battle ground, many old cowboy songs sung
But like history, the old river changes too
Sometimes history is not very attractive
Those cottonwoods have seen many horse and cow thieves hung
Back in those days that what they had to do

The tides of the old river have changed. smugglers bring drugs to this side
No longer six shooters, it is machine guns now days
No more cowboys and Indians, now cocaine desperado thugs
Anything goes there, no such thing as pride
And the old river once again has had to change it's ways
It is all because of damn old drugs

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  1. Date: 6/1/2010 2:41:00 PM
    Nice and extreamly wow! got to make this a fav. Ha I know of all the details in here. I got to say wow! Again I was looking for the one about the "witch" than I saw Rio Grand. Ha cool I told you I live right by the Rio Grand River. One moment I am here the next I walk in Pancho Villa trail, back in to Mexico. Love it, Sidney Lee Ann=p.d.

  1. Date: 1/28/2010 7:18:00 AM
    A rather sad history, a look at such a grand river country that should be cherished for it's beauty in nature....not for it's failure of man. Well done, Danny. ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 1/28/2010 3:02:00 AM
    Telling a story in a way only you can tell sir poet. Excellent read.