The Long Haul

They came to buy claims, And I brought my herd. We flocked to the West With our fortunes assured. Gold had been found Lining rivers and streams, And thoughts of great wealth Flowed into our dreams. The miners were thorough And left nothing to spare. In a matter of years, All the rivers were bare. …

A Good Cowboy

Did you ever see a cow hand ridin’ peaceful like and slow With his saddle hoss and bed hoss, like he had no place to go? He travels at an easy jog or mebby so a walk, But he’s lookin’ at the country and he notices the stock. He figgers grass and water like a …

Riding at Night

On and on through the silent night, Under the sky with its tranquil light Of stars that are smiling and blinking bright— Riding…just riding along … Up the hill and over the rise; Can’t see the trail but my horse is wise; He knows where the hidden hill-trail lies; Riding…just riding along… A flicker of …

Saturday Night

Out from the ranch on a Saturday night, Ridin’ a hawse that’s a shootin’ star, Close on the flanks of the flyin’ daylight, Racin’ with dark for the J L Bar. Fox-trot and canter will do for the day; It’s a gallop, my love, when I’m ridin’ your way. Up the arroyo the trippin’ hoofs …