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The Cowpuncher (G. Haley) I am an old cowpuncher, I punch them cows so hard I have me a cowpunching bag, set up in my back____ This bag is made of leather, and so are cows, of course When I get tired of punching cows, I go and punch a ____ One day as I was punching upon my leathern cow An Indian walked up to me, and first he asked me ____ I said it was quite simple, and gave him quite a slug The very next words that the Indian said to me that day were ____ I went back to my punching, as all good cowboys do When a well-known band of rustlers came rustling into ____ I said, Hello, how are you, and what might bring you here They said, if it's all right we'd like to rustle up some ____ I said, oh no, kind sirs, that should never be For I am the best cowpuncher out on the whole prair___ But if you will sit down a spell, I'll rustle up some lunch Then maybe in the afternoon you'll get to watch me ____ I've been lonesome in the saddle ever since my old horse died And sometimes when it's late at night, I dream she's by my ____ So if you'll pay attention and listen to my song I am an old cowpuncher and a long, long way from ____ Copyright Ginny Haley SOF
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