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146          SONGS OF THE COWBOYS
Now if he had wanted a gun-man, he couldn't
have chose a worse, For Pancho Villa has got more knack in fixin' a man
for the hearse, And if he had thought that a gun-man could swipe
that piece of earth, He should 'a' remembered we got the trick of
handlin' a gun from birth 1
Ten thousand Texas Rangers are shakin' with wicked glee
At the joke of the German Kaiser in his fierce per­plexity;
They are bustin' their buttins with laughin', they are laughin' fit to kill —
"By Gawd," sez they, "but that's one on him, by Gawd, but that's one on Bill!"
THE TENDERFOOT
By Yank Hitson, Denver, Colorado, 1880
/ got the song from old Battle Axe, whom lots of old punchers remember, at Phoznix, Arizona, 1899.
I thought one spring, just for fun, I'd see how cow-punching was done; And when the round-ups had begun I tackled the cattle-king. Says he, " My foreman is in town, He's at the plaza, his name is Brown; If you'll see him he'll take you down." Says I, "That's just the thing."






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