Cowboy Songs And Other Frontier Ballads

Complete Text, Lyrics & Sheet Music

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Voucher Codes



Share page  Visit Us On FB

Previous Contents Next
The Trail to Mexico
The first horse they gave me was an old black With two big set-fasts on his back; I padded him with gunny-sacks and my bedding all; He went up, then down, and I got a fall.
Whoo-a-whoo-a-whoo-a-whoo.
The next they gave me was an old gray, I'll remember him till my dying day. And if I had to swear to the fact, I believe he was worse off than the black.
Whoo-a-whoo-a-whoo-a-whoo.
Oh, it was early in the year When I went on trail to drive the steer. I stood my guard through sleet and snow While on the trail to Mexico.
Whoo-a-whoo-a-whoo-a-whoo.
Oh, it was a long and lonesome go
As our herd rolled on to Mexico;
With laughter light and the cowboy's song
To Mexico we rolled along.
Whoo-a-whoo-a-whoo-a-whoo.
When I arrived in Mexico I wanted to see my love but could not go;
133






E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III