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Sam first came out to Texas a cowboy for to be, — A kinder-hearted fellow you seldom ever see.
Sam used to deal in race-stock, one called the
Denton mare; He matched her in scrub races and took her to the
fair. Sam used to coin the money, and spent it just as
free; He always drank good whiskey wherever he might
Sam left the Collins ranch, in the merry month of
May, With a herd of Texas cattle the Black Hills for to
see; Sold out in Custer City, and then got on a spree, — A harder set of cowboys you seldom ever see.
On their way back to Texas they robbed the TJ.P.
train, And then split up in couples and started out again; Joe Collins and his partner were overtaken soon, With all their hard-earned money they had to meet
their doom.
Sam made it back to Texas, all right up with care; Rode into town of Denton with all his friends to
share. Sam's life was short in Texas; three robberies did
he do; He robbed all the passenger mail and express cars
too. ■