Farewell to the Horse of the RNWMP, 1918

They’ve issued us motors and cut out the horse, For this is the trend and you’ll follow the course. You twist the old crank till it spurts fire and rattles, And smells worse than a thousand trail worn cattle. You ride down the trail well booted with spur, To hurdle the culverts like any Ben …

Retirement

When he wants to retire, if a cowboy is your spouse Remember that you’ll have him hangin’ round the house He’s underfoot all day, and like a two-year-old he asks About a million questions as I go about my tasks… “Why do you punch the buns down? How come they take so long? What is …

First Waltz

All his life he’s been there for his daughter He’d hold her and rock her to sleep And waltz her around in the kitchen To a long-forgot 3 a.m. beat Now those old memories are returning As he slowly walks her to your side He’ll step back when the first song starts playing For he’s …

Goose Egg

  We’d made a wild and hard old run A thousand miles or more And I’m sittin’ high in the average With just one pony more On his withers sat my riggin’ Just where it ought to set And I got a go out of the box As good as you could get Reversing in …