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i6o          SONGS OF THE COWBOYS
WESTERN LIFE
Appearedin "Denver Republican" Accredited to Bronco Sue, who I was told wrote it.
I buckled on a brace of guns and sallied to Wy­oming,
And thought I'd kill some Indians ere day had reached the gloaming;
But the first red-skin that came to view upon the reservation
Said: "Ah, my dear old college chum, I give you salutation!"
For Western life ain't wild and woolly now;
They are up on Wagner, Ibsen,
And adore the girls of Gibson —
For Western life ain't wild and woolly now!
I struck a little prairie town and saw two cowboys
greet, And thought: " Now there '11 be powder burnt when
these two bad men meet"; But the first one says to Number Two: " You beat
me, Dick, at tennis: Now come along, old chap, and read the finish of
' Pendennis.'"
For Western life ain't wild and woolly now;
The cowboy knows a lot besides more cow;
He can two-step, do hemstitching,
And do hay or baseball pitching —
For Western life ain't wild and woolly now!






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