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JOHN GARNER'S TRAIL HERD        85
They stampeded every night that came and did it
without fail, Oh, you know we had a circus as we all went up the
trail.
We would round them up at morning and the boss
would make a count, And say, "Look here, old punchers, we are out
quite an amount; You must make all losses good and do it without
fail, Or you'll never get another job driving up the
trail."
When we reached Red River we gave the Inspector
the dodge. He swore by God Almighty in jail old Joe should
lodge. We told him if he'd taken our boss and had him
locked in jail, We would shore get his scalp as we all came down
the trail.
When we reached the Reservation how squinnish
we did feel, Although we had tried old Garner and knew him
true as steel. And if we would follow him and do as he said to, That old bald-headed cow-thief would surely take
us through
When we reached Dodge City we drew our four
months'pay: Times was better then, boys, than they are to-day.