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'Bout then the coach give an awful lurch,
Es we struck the river sand,
When I come to, there stood the girl
With a Winchester in her hand;
"You gents pile out, yer hands hold high!"
Was the order that she gave,
"Just one false play er a crooked move,
En you'll fill an early gravel"
1 Well, she cleaned us out to the last red cent, En the messenger, too, er course, En she made old Huber cut loose the team En saddle her up a horse. Es she rode away, we heard her say, In a voice with a musical note, "Boys, times have changed on the open range, Since the women have got the vote 1"
By N. Howard Thorp
Written on Lower Pecos, New Mexico, June, 1901, after Roy Bean had told me of this fact concerning Patty. Copyrighted in my book published in 1908.
Where the Pecos River winds and turns in its jour­ney to the sea,
From its white walls of sand and rock striving ever to be free,
Near the highest railroad bridge that all these mod­ern times have seen
Dwells fair young Patty Moorhead, the Pecos Rivar Queen.

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