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American Ballads and Folk Songs
Oh, Susan Van Dusan, What gum are you usin' That sticks to my bosom Like you?
THE COWBOY'S DREAM* Tune: "Bring Back My Bonnie to Me"
When I think of the last great round-up
On the eve of eternity's dawn,
I think of the host of cowboys
That have been with us here and have gone.
Roll on, roll on, Roll on, little dogies, roll on, roll on,
Roll on, roll on, Roll on, little dogies, roll on.
I think of those big-hearted fellows, Who'll divide with you blanket and bread, With a piece of stray beef well roasted, And charge for it never a red.
I wonder if any will greet me, On the sands of that evergreen shore, With a hearty "God bless you, old fellow," That I've met so often before.
And I often look upward and wonder If the green fields will seem half so fair, If any the wrong trail have taken And will fail to be over there.
om an article entitled "Ballads and Son*s of the Frontier Folk," by J. Frank Dobie, in Texas i-Lore Publications, No. VI.