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Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle Ten thousand goddam cattle A-roamin' far and wide. Shore wisht I had my sweetie here A-layin' by my side, A=layin' by my side. My gal, she up an' left me I spect she's gone to stay. She lit outta here a-runnin' With a son-of-a-bitch from Ioway (2x) I'm a lone man, a real lone man. He wasn't tall ner handsome Jist an ornery lookin' cur Shucks, I dunno what she seen in him, Or what he seen in her-r-r (2x) They took my pinto pony And they took my six-weeks' pay The only thing they left here for me Was this dam' gee-tar to play (2x) I'm a lone man, a real lone man. She never wrote no letter She never sent one line, T'tell me where the hell she put Them French postcards o' mine (2x) Ten thousand goddam cattle They kin rot fer all of me, Unless I find a purtier gal T'ease my misery-y-y (2x) I'm a lone man, a real lone man. DEAD BROKE! see also Ten Thousand Cattle According to SingOut, this was written by Owen Wister in 1888. SO attributes this version to Sam Hinton, via Katie Lee. Recorded by Katie Lee, (Title cut on album) Was
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