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Old Texas (The Cowman's Lament) I'm going to leave old Texas now They've got no use for the long-horn cow They've plowed and fenced my cattle range And the people there are all so strange I'll take my horse and I'll take my rope And hit the trail upon a lope Say adios to the Alamo And turn my head toward Mexico The hard, hard ground shall be my bed And my saddle seat shall hold my head And when my ride on Earth is done I'll take my chances with the Holy One I'll tell Saint Peter that I know A cowboy's soul ain't white as snow Yet in that far-off cattle land He sometimes acted like a man JN oct96
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