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Cowboys Wild Song To His Herd

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Cowboy's Wild Song To His Herd


[C]One beautiful night when the [F]moon was full

And the [C]air was crisp and [G]clear

A cow[C]boy lay on the star lit [F]plain

And [G]thought of his [G7]home so [C]dear

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He thought of his mother he loved so well

And his slumber of sleep was blurred

Not a sound to be heard but throws ? of the night

As he sang a wild song to his herd

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The cattle are lying so quite and still

On a carpet that mantles the west ?

While the golden lanes from the sky of night

Sing peace to the cowboys stress ?

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Still he thinks of his mother in a far away land

And his thoughts by his memory was stirred

And he steals himself the old home again

As he sang a wild song to his herd


He's far from the din of the city noise

Where the lanes of folly do shine

He's far from the jaws of the dies sin ?

And the flow of sparkling wine


He's in the great west with its mantle of green

Where his neighbors say never a word

A land of marriage of mountains and plains

Where a cowboy sings low to his herd