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 Cowboy's Christmas Ball
The boys had left the ranches and come to town in piles;
The ladies, kinder scatterin', had gathered in for miles.
And yet the place was crowded, as I remember well,
'Twas gave on this occasion at the Morning Star Hotel.
The music was a fiddle and a lively tambourine,
And a viol came imported, by the stage from Abi­lene.
The room was togged out gorgeous — with mistle­toe and shawls,
And the candles flickered festious, around the airy walls.
The wimmen folks looked lovely — the boys looked kinder treed,
Till the leader commenced yelling, " Whoa, fellers, let's stampede,"
And the music started sighing and a-wailing through the hall
As a kind of introduction to the Cowboy's Christ­mas Ball.
The leader was a feller that came from Swenson's ranch,—
They called him Windy Billy from Little Dead-man's Branch.
His rig was kinder keerless,— big spurs and high heeled boots;
He had the reputation that comes when fellers shoots.
337






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