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Thread #113942   Message #2426879
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
31-Aug-08 - 01:21 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Ballad of the Cowpuncher (Genny Haley)
Subject: Lyr Add:THE BALLAD OF THE COWPUNCHER (G Haley)^^^
I am an old cowpuncher, I punch the cows so hard
I have me a cowpunching bag, set up in my back- (yard)
The bag is made of leather, and so are the cows, of course
When I get tired of punching cows, I go and punch a- (horse).

One day as I was punching upon my leathern cow
An Indian walked up to me, and first he asked me- (how)
I said it was quite simple, and gave him quite a slug
The very next words that the Indian said to me that day were- (ugh)

I went back to my punching, as all good cowboys do
When a well-known band of rustlers came rustling into- ( )
I said, Hello, how are you, and what might bring you here
They said, if it's all right we'd like to rustle up some- (beer)

I said, oh, no, kind sirs, that should never be
For I am the best cowpuncher out on the whole prair- (ie)
But if you will sit down a spell, I'll rustle up some lunch
Then maybe in the afternoon you'll get to watch me- (punch)

I've been lonesome in the saddle ever since my old horse died
And sometimes when it's late at night, I dream she's my- (bride)
So if you'll pay attention and listen to my song
I am an old cowpuncher and a long way from- ( )

The audience was supposed to fill in the ( ).


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-Joe Offer-