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Step It Out, Nancy (Robin Williams and Jerome Clark) Near Cheyenne in Wyoming, there's a maiden fine and fair Her eyes they shone like diamonds, she had long and golden hair When the cattleman came riding, he came to her father's door Mounted on a milkwhite pony, he came at the stroke of four Step it out Nancy, pretty darling Step it out Nancy, if you can Step it out Nancy, pretty darling Show your legs to the wealthy man I've come to court your daughter, Nancy of the golden hair I have wealth and I have money, I have goods beyond compare I will buy her silks and satins and a gold ring for her hand I will build for her a mansion, she'll have servants to command Can't you see I love a cowboy, and I've promised him my hand I don't want your goods and money I don't want your house and land Nancy's father spoke up sharply, said you'll do as you are told You'll be married on the Sunday, you will wear the ring of gold The cattleman spoke with fury, said you will not have that man And he rode from town in anger with his rifle in his hand He came back from Colorado, on his pony wa a sack Deep red with the blood of the cowboy, slung across the back Pretty Nancy cried in anguish, she wept and tore her hair She slipped into her father's room and found a pistol lying there On the Sunday came the wedding the town's folk gathered at noon They saw Nancy pull the pistol and shoot down that wealthy man Nancy said, I am not sorry, when the jury heard her tale Though he rots beneath the ground and I shall rot in jail There in the crowded courtroom, twelve good men took their stand Said we will not hold you, Nancy, for killing that wealthy man Copyright The New Music Times, Inc. There is also an Irish version with "step it out" referring to step dancing(?) SOF
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