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150 AMERICAN BALLADS AND SONGS
Sam u&ed to coin the money and spent it just as
frie, He always drank good whiskey wherever he might be.
Sam left the Collins ranch in the merry month of May With a herd of Texas cattle the Black Hills for to see, Sold out in Custer City and then got on a spree,— A harder set of cowboys you seldom ever see.
On their way back to Texas they robbed the U. P.
train, And then split up in couples and started out again. Joe Collins and his partner were overtaken soon, With all their hard-earned money they had to meet
Sam made it back to Texas all right side up with care; Rode into the town of Denton with all his friends to
share. Sam's life was short in Texas; three robberies did he do, He robbed all the passenger, mail, and express cars too.
Sam had four companions—four bold and daring lads— They were Richardson, Jackson, Joe Collins, and Old
Dad; Four more bold and daring cowboys the rangers never
knew, They whipped the Texas rangers and ran the boys in