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Thread #85588   Message #3581254
Posted By: GUEST
03-Dec-13 - 10:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Rodeo Red (Bob Ruzicka)
Subject: Lyr Add: RODEO RED (Bob Ruzicka)
"Rodeo Red" written by Bob Ruzicka

Ride 'em cowboy, ride your broom across the bar room floor
Crazy drunk and hanging like a scarecrow in the door
Telling tales of all the broncs you've ridden in your time
Bummin' smokes and asking folks if they can spare a dime.

   chorus: Rodeo Red
        It's the kind of life you led
        That's made you old before your time
        Weathered skin and broken bones
        From all the times that you've been thrown
        Comin' down a little harder all the time.

Well, the stories told that years ago Old Red rode with the best
He was always in the money all across the great midwest
But he lost his nerve in Denver on the meanest mare that ever lived
If it's true a man can't lose them all, you could have fooled Old Red.

        repeat chorus.

Well, the big time dreams got lost between the women and the wine
Now he's bareback bar stool riding champ hanging on to closing time
Laying face down in the gutter, he thinks he's on the lone prairie
Saying, "Send my spurs to Mother. Let my horses all run free."

        repeat chorus.