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Thread #129418   Message #3520871
Posted By: GUEST
30-May-13 - 06:34 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Barney (Ian Tyson)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Barney (Ian Tyson)

Yesterday morning the snow came at last
The cattle all came down from the hills
Barney, he's been crippled for quite a long while now
His old legs stiff and bare in the chill
Since coming up from Texas he's been owned by many
And he's been rodeoed and knocked all around
So to bury him deep before the ground got to hard
That morning I put Barney down

We walked up the hill through the dead brown grass
Barney, a rifle, and I
And tying him quickly I took aim and I fired
In the hopes he'd feel nothing and die
But with a heart such as he had he clung so to life
Bust his halter and staggered away
He was coughing his blood still fighting to stand
When he pitched foreword and died where he lay

As I drove into town I started to cry
Where no one could see or could care
The sadness cut through me as I stared through my tears
And rush hours on coming there
I wept for my seasons of youth past and done
And for things that I thought I forgot
But mostly I cried for an honest brown horse
Who gave me much more than he got