Old Texas (The Cowman's Lament)


I'm going to leave old Texas now
They've got no use for the long-horn cow
They've plowed and fenced my cattle range
And the people there are all so strange

I'll take my horse and I'll take my rope
And hit the trail upon a lope
Say adios to the Alamo
And turn my head toward Mexico

The hard, hard ground shall be my bed
And my saddle seat shall hold my head
And when my ride on Earth is done
I'll take my chances with the Holy One

I'll tell Saint Peter that I know
A cowboy's soul ain't white as snow
Yet in that far-off cattle land
He sometimes acted like a man

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Charl, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

18 July 2016 at 8:41am

Thanks for inuondtcirg a little rationality into this debate.

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Xexilia, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

18 July 2016 at 4:39am

Maybe our young people are not as vacuous as we would like to lead ourselves to believe – that all the;2#8&17yre interested in is hairdos and looking at other beautiful people. Maybe they’re interested in learning something.

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Dora Knell, United States

25 May 2015 at 1:42am

I remember the song Cowboy's Lament when I was in elementary school. The teacher would pass out a song book and this song was in it. I would like to find the music again. I played it myself on the piano many times those many years ago.

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