Cowboy Songs and Singers: Of Lifeways and Legend

Orejana Bull for Cowboys Only
by Gail Gardner


My legs is kinda weary,
And I guess I need a sleep;
My eyes is kinda bleary,
But I sure have saw a heap.

I've heered the Rhamphorynchus,
In a prehistoric zoo,
And I've saw the Cattywaurripus
When his gills was turnin' blue.

I liked the Pterodactyls;
Megalosaurus, too, was fun,
But them patent-leather
Dinosaurs Sure had me on the run.

A pink-eyed ring-tailed Mammoth
Was about to take the place,
Until I up and cussed him out
And kicked him in the face.

Iguanodons and Mastodons
Buzzed around like bees,
And a li'1 Eohippus
Went a-skippin' through the trees.

They tells me there's some others
That I haven't saw as yet,
But I 'lows as how I'll meet 'em
If I keeps my whistle wet.

This prehistoric livestock,
Boy, I'll say was pretty tough,
But them prehistoric cowboys,
They must have had the stuff.

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