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Goodbye to the plains

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Goodbye to the plains

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1. Goodbye to the pals of the prairie, goodbye to the pals of the plains,

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goodbye to the dash and the danger, goodbye to the heartaches and pains.


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2. Goodbye to my faithful old pony, take care of him, boys, when I go,

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    I'm riding away on life's roundup away to where the sun sinks low.


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3. Goodbye to the hoof-rushing cattle, goodbye to the clanking of spurs,

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    goodbye to the laugh and the chatter, goodbye to the wildlife and steers.


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4. Goodbye to the dawning's first blushes that spare in the east faintly glow,

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    I'm riding away on life's roundup, away to where the sun sinks low.


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5. Goodbye to the girls and the boys, goodbye to all of my friends,

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    goodbye to the dear girl, my sweetheart, for I know this is my end.


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6. For the pale rider comes with his summons,

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    and I'm willing and ready to go,

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    for I'm riding away on life's roundup, far away where the sun sinks low.


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