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Chirpin Tom

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Chirpin Tom

Chirpin Tom was quite a feller
He was always straight and true
He could sing a song and make the cowboys moo.
No, he wasn't much for fightin'
And his gun was seized with rust
But when crossed there had been bodies in the dust.

No, old Chirpin wasn't perfect
But he'd sing the cows to sleep
He could sing so good the flies would up and weep.
Chirpin's horse was Double Thunder
He was truly quite a ride
He would even stand beside a post untied.

So when Tom had finished singin'
He would mount and ride away
Down the trail until he found a place to stay;
Then he'd do some cowboy singin'
And he'd pray a cowboy prayer
And he'd sleep with all the cattle round him there.

Then when Tom would stay no longer
He would turn his horse's tail
And he'd travel down the hot and dusty trail,
Till he found a bunch of cowboys
Cookin' up some cowboy stew
Then he'd say, "Hey boys, how 'bout a song or two?"

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  1. Date: 12/28/2013 11:56:00 PM

    You've got to be better at playing violin than I am at playing guitar. I studied guitar late in my life but practice religiously from 1997-1999. a few months ago I picked up my old guitar to try some songs. It had almost all gone out of my mind. OH MY. I felt awful, as if I'd lost two years of my life.

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 2:32:00 PM

    Behold!! I found one of yours never seen by my eyes before. And it was a really cute one!! Gotta love that chirpin Tom!!

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 7:43:00 AM

    i love the life chirping Tom led. And i love your poem too..even better than the stew:).

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 4:29:00 AM

    The wandering cowboy, the stars his blanket and meadows his bed. Without a care in the world and a song upon his heart. Sounds like the life for me.

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 12:06:00 PM

    A great story - I wish he would visit my next campfire.