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JOHN GARNER'S TRAIL HERD
C OME all you old timers and listen to my song; ■I'll make it short as possible and I'll not keep you long; I'll relate to you about the time you all remember
well When we,'with old Joe Garner, drove a beef herd up the trail.
When we left the ranch it was early in the spring, We had as good a corporal as ever rope did swing, Good hands and good horses, good outfit through
and through,— We went well equipped, we were a jolly crew.
We had no little herd — two thousand head or more —
And some as wild a brush beeves as you ever saw be­fore.
We swung to them all the way and sometimes by the tail,—
Oh, you know we had a circus as we all went up the trail.
All things went on well till we reached the open
ground, And then them cattle turned in and they gave us
merry hell.
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