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86           SONGS OF THE COWBOYS
The way we drank and gambled and threw the girls
around, — " Say, a crowd of Texas cowboys has come to take
our town."
The cowboy sees many hardships, although he takes
them well; The fun we had upon that trip no human tongue
can tell. The cowboy's life is a dreary life, though his mind
it is no load, And he always spends his money like he found it
in the road.
If ever you meet old Garner, you must meet him on
the square, For he is the biggest cow-thief that ever tramped
out there. But if you want to hear him roar and spin a lively
tale, Just ask him about the time we all went up the trail.
THE JOLLY COWBOY
First heard this sung by Dick Wilson, El Paso, Texas. Author unknown.
My lover is a cowboy, he's brave and kind and true;
He rides a Spanish pony, he throws a lasso too;
And when he comes to see me our vows we do re­deem,
He throws his arms around me and thus begins to sing:






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