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A CQW CAMP ON THE RANGE
O H, the prairie dogs are screaming, And the birds are on the wing, See the heel fly chase the heifer, boysl 'Tis the first class sign of spring. The elm wood is budding, The earth is turning green. See the pretty things of nature •That make life a pleasant dream I
I'm just living through the winter To enjoy the coming change, For there is no place so homelike As a cow camp on the range. The boss is smiling radiant, Radiant as the setting sun; For he knows he's stealing glories, For he ain't a-cussin' none.
The cook is at the chuck-box Whistling " Heifers in the Green," Making baking powder biscuits, boys, While the pot is biling beans. The boys untie their bedding And unroll it on the run, 358






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