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152          SONGS OF THE COWBOYS
Texas Tony thought 'twas taught him when he
went to Sunday school, In the days when he was swimmin' in the Baptis'
. pious pool, That it was a celebration that was started on the
dock When the Scribes an' Pharisees was landed onto
Plymouth Rock. Bronco Billy said he reckoned Tex had got his
stories mixed, That his mem'ry wheels had run too long without
a-bein'fixed; That the day, if he remembered, was a day o'
jubilee In remembrance of Abe Lincoln settin' all the nig­gers free.
Brocky Jim, from Arizony, begged to differ, sayin'
he In his younger days had wasted lots o' time on his­tory; An' the day was celebrated in thanksgivin' fer
the change When the Revolution fellers drifted off King
George's range. Lengthy Jones an' Watt McGovern an' the Rio
Grandy Kid Coincided in believin', as the present writer
did, It was jest a yearly epock to remind us o' the
day When Columbus happened on us in a onexpected
way.






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