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H2          SONGS OF THE COWBOYS
Coma ii yi youpy, youpy ya, youpy ya, Coma ti yi youpy, youpy ya.
THE OLD COWMAN
By Scott Levitt, Great Falls, Montana
Got song from Joel Thomas, but at the time I did not know author's name.
When the sap conies up through the Cottonwood
roots, And the first birds light 'mongst the quaking asp
shoots; When the last brown edge at the sprinkling snow Shows a crocus bloom and the cattle low To the smell of spring from the greening buttes; Then my winter of years feels a pulsing flood And a discontent is let loose in my blood; For the past comes up like a mist-robed sun, And the sap of old longings begins to run Till a thousand wishes burst into bud I From out the past rides a care-free crew, Steady and reckless right wild, but true Big Sag Bill and old Milk River Blake, Musselshell Jack and Pecos Jake, A-riding ahead of 'em two by two 1 Now the coyotes call to the round-up camp, And the night herd's out where the grass grows
damp; The herders are singing a soothing tune, For the cows are restless beneath the moon, And I hear 'em bawling and hear 'em stamp! And, oh, what singing from out the night! Not the voice nor the tune, but a something quite






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