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John Garner's Trail Herd
They stampeded every night that came and did it
without fail, Oh, you know we had a circus as we all went up the trail.
We would round them up at morning and the boss
would make a count, And say, " Look here, old punchers, we are out quite
an amount; You must make all losses good and do it without
fail Or you will never get another job of driving up the
When we reached Red River we gave the Inspector
the dodge. He swore by God Almighty, in jail old John should
lodge. We told him if he'd taken our boss and had him
locked in jail, We would shore get his scalp as we all came down
the trail.
When we reached the Reservation, how squirmish
we did feel, Although we had tried old Garner and knew him
true as steel. And if we would follow him and do as he said do, That old bald-headed cow-thief would surely take
US through.

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