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THE JOLLY COWBOY                 87
"Ho, I'm a jolly cowboy, from Texas now I hail; Give me my quirt and pony, I 'm ready for the trail; I love the rolling prairies, they're free from care
and strife, Behind a herd of longhorns I '11 journey all my life.
"When early dawn is breaking and we are far
away, We fall into our saddles, we round-up all the day; We rope, we brand, we ear-mark, I tell you we are
smart, And when the herd is ready for Kansas, then we
start.
" Oh, I'm a Texas cowboy, light-hearted, brave, and
free, To roam the wide, wide prairie, 't is always fun for
me. My trusty little pony is my companion true, O'er creek and hills and rivers he's sure to pull me
through.
" When threatening clouds do gather and blinding
lightnings flash, And heavy raindrops splatter and rolling thunders
crash; What keeps the herd from running stampeding far
and wide? The cowboy's long, low whistle and singing by their
side.
" When in Kansas City our boss he pays us up, We loaf around the city and take a parting cup;






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