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THE GREAT ROUND-UP                7s
Themusic'skindo'skinipin'andit don't go very far; It's dealt out by a half-breed and a mighty bad
guitar; But old Joe is a winner when it comes to mixm' dope, And the first smell of his chile 'd give a dyin' hoss-
thief hope.
There is sometimes rough stunts doin' and p'r'aps
some powder burnt, For the men who eat at Joe's all the p'litest ways
ain't learnt; But good food is like to most things that are scarce
and hard to get It's worth some risk in trallin' and a-makin' yours,
you bet!
So jest come with me to Joe's where there ain't no
menu stunt, Where the tablecloths is minus and a napkin's
an affront, And you'll get a bowl of chile that'll warm you
through and through, So come with me to Jose's, you tenderfoot yes,
youl
THE GREAT ROUND-UP
/ first heard this song sung by Salty White, at Toya, Texas, in 1909, although a slightly different version was published in my first edition of "Songs of the Cowboys"
When I think of the last great round-up,
On the eve of eternity's dawn,
I think of the past of the cowboys
Who have been with us here and are gone.