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6            SONGS OF THE COWBOYS
Abraham emigrated in search of a range, .. And when water was scarce he wanted a change; Old Isaac owned cattle in charge of Esau, And Jacob punched cows for his father-in-law.
He started in business way down at bed rock,
And made quite a stake at handling stock;
Then David went from night-herding to using a
sling; And winning the battle he became a great king; Then the shepherds, while herding the sheep on a
hill, Got a message from heaven of peace and good
will.
BILLY THE KID
or
WILLIAM H. BONNEY
By N. Howard Thorp
Down in Lincoln the native women still scare their chil­dren with the threat that Bililo will come and get them if they don't behave.
Bustin' down the canyon, Horses on the run, Posse just behind them, 'T was June first, seventy-one.
Saddle guns in scabbards,
Pistols on saddle bow,
The boys were ridin' for their lives —
The Kid en Alias Joe.






E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III