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" You have paid full fare, so I'll carry you through; For it's only right you should have your due. Why, the laborer always expects his hire, So I'll land you safe in the lake of fire —
" Where your flesh will waste in the flames that roar, And my imps torment you forever more." Then the cowboy awoke with an anguished cry, His clothes wet with sweat and his hair standing high.
Then he prayed as he never had prayed till that
hour To be saved from his sin and the demon's power. And his prayers and his vows were not in vain; For he never rode the hell-bound train.
By Charles Badger Clark, Jr.
This song was brought to Santa Fe by Henry Herbert Knibbs, who got it from southern Arizona, where it was sung by the cowboys. The song was written by Charles Badger Clark, Jr., and the original version is in his "Sun and Saddle Leather" under the title of "The Glory Trail."
'Way high up in the Mokiones, among the moun­tain-tops,
A lion cleaned a yearlin's bones and licked his thankful chops;
When who upon the scene should ride, a-trippin' down the slope,
But High-Chin Bob of sinful pride and maverick-hungry rope.

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