The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #42786   Message #621976
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
05-Jan-02 - 11:50 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: My Home's in Montana
Subject: ADD Version: MY HOME'S IN MONTANA
Glen Ohrlin gives it with music in his book, "The Hell-Bound Train."


My home's in Montana, I wear a bandana,
My spurs are of silver, my pony is gray.
While riding the ranges my luck never changes,
With foot in my stirrup I gallop for aye.

When valleys are dusty my pony is trusty,
He lopes through the blizzards, the snow in his ears.
The cattle may scatter but what does it matter,
My rope is a halter for pig-headed steers.

When far from the ranches I chop the pine branches
To heap on my campfire as daylight grows pale.
When I have partaken of beans and of bacon
I'll whistle a merry old song on the trail.

Joe Offer gives two of the verses in thread 7756.