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The Gol-Darned Wheel
Arizona Jim begun it when he said to Jack McGill
There was fellows forced to limit bragging on their riding skill,
And he'd venture the admission the same fellow that he meant
Was a very handy cutter far as riding bronchos went;
But he would find that he was bucking 'gainst a dif­ferent kind of deal
If he threw his leather leggins 'gainst a gol-darned wheel.
Such a slam against my talent made me hotter than
a mink, And I swore that I would ride him for amusement
or for chink. And it was nothing but a plaything for the kids and
such about, And they'd have their ideas shattered if they'd lead
the critter out. They held it while I mounted and gave the word
to go; The shove they gave to start me warn't unreasonably
slow. But I never spilled a cuss word and I never spilled a
squeal — I was building reputation on that gol-darned wheel.
Holy Moses and the Prophets, how we split the Texas air,
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