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By N. Howard Thorp
Written at Roswell, New Mexico, 1899. Add was one of the best cow-hands on Pecos River. Everybody knew him. When he got married each cow-man wanted to give him a present, no one knowing what the other man had sent him, " as ranches were far apart." He received nineteen stoves and ranges for wedding presents. This song was in my copyrighted book published in 1908.
Twas the end of the round-up the last day of
June, Or maybe July, I don't just remember, Or it might have been August, 't was sometime
ago, Or perhaps 'twas the first of September.)
Anyhow, 't was the round-up we had at Mayou,
On the lightning rod's range near Cayo;
There was some twenty wagons " more or less"
camped about On the temporal in the canon.
First night we 'd no cattle, so we only stood guard On the horses, somewhere about two hundred head; So we side-lined and hoppled, we belled and we
staked, Loosed our hot rolls and fell into bed.
Next morning 'bout daybreak we started our work; Our horses, like possums, felt fine, Each one "tendin' kitten," none trying to shirk, So the round-up got on in good time.