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El Rancho Grande

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El Rancho Grande

El Rancho Grande
(English lyrics Bartley Costello,
Spanish lyrics by J. del Moral, Music by Emilio Uranga)

CHO: I love to roam out yonder
     Out where the buffalo wander
     Free as the eagle flying
     I'm roping and a-tying
     I'm roping and a-tying.
     Give me my ranch and my cattle
     Far from the great city's rattle
     Give me a big herd to battle
     For I just love herding cattle.

CHO: Alla en la rancho grande
     Alla donde vivia
     Habia una ranche rita
     Que alegre me decia
     Que alegra me decia.
     Te voy hacer tus calzones
     Como los usa el ranchero
     Te los comienzo de lana
     Te los acabo de cuero.

Sometimes the winter storms tearing,
Set all the cattle a-raring.

But when the winter is over,
We're sure enough in the clover.

Give me the wide-open spaces,
That's just where I know my place is.

I love the rodeo dearly,
And the big round-up yearly.

Though we play seven eleven,
My ranch is next door to Heaven

We smile when we take a beatin',
But hang a rat when he's cheatin'.

Recorded by Jim Mallory and his Range Riders
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