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SONGS OF THE COWBOYS
THE ARIZONA BOYS AND GIRLS
Don't know the author. Heard it sung by Kitt Collins in Deming, New Mexico.
Come, all of you people, I pray you draw near, A comical ditty I promise you 'II hear. The boys in this country they try to advance By courting the ladies and learning to dance.
The boys in this country they try to be plain — Those words that you hear you may hear them
again With twice as much added on if you can. There's many a boy who thinks he's a man.
They'll go to their parties, their whiskey they'll
take, And out in the dark their bottles they'll break; You'll hear one say, "There's a bottle round here; So come around, boys, and we'll all take a share."
There is some wears shoes and some wears boots, But there are very few that rides who don't shoot; More than this I'll tell you what they'll do, They'll get them a watch and a ranger hat too;
They'll go in the hall with spurs on their heel; They'll get them a partner to dance the next reel,