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The Dying Cowboy
For the sake of the loved ones that will weep for me O bury me not on the lone prairie.
" O bury me not on the lone prairie Where the wild cayotes will howl o'er me, Where the buzzard beats and the wind goes free, O bury me not on the lone prairie.
" O bury me not," and his voice failed there, But we took no heed of his dying prayer; In a narrow grave just six by three We buried him there on the lone prairie..
Where the dew-drops glow and the butterflies rest, And the flowers bloom o'er the prairie's crest; Where the wild cayote and winds sport free On a wet saddle blanket lay a cowboy-ee.
" O bury me not on the lone prairie Where the wild cayotes will howl o'er me, Where the rattlesnakes hiss and the crow flies free O bury me not on the lone prairie."
O we buried him there on the lone prairie Where the wild rose blooms and the wind blows free, O his pale young face nevermore to see, For we buried him there on the lone prairie.
Yes, we buried him there on the lone prairie Where the owl all night hoots mournfully,
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