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Chisholm Trail Songtext
von Woody Guthrie

Chisholm Trail Songtext

Foot in the stirrup and my hand on the horn
I'm the best darn cowboy ever was born

[Chorus:]
Singing ki yi yippee yippee yi yippeo
Singing ki yi yippee yippee yay

Well, I started up the trail October twenty-third
Started up the trail with a 2-U herd

[Chorus]

Up every morning before daylight
And before I sleep the moon shines bright

[Chorus]

With a ten dollar horse and a forty dollar saddle
I'm going down to Texas for to punch them cattle

[Chorus]

Well old Ben Bolt was a fine old boss
And he went to see his gal on a sore-back hoss

[Chorus]


There's a stray in the herd and boss said kill it
So I shot him in the rump with the handle of a skillet

[Chorus]

And I went to the boss to draw my roll
And he had me figured out nine dollars in the hole

[Chorus]

Ropin' and a-tyin' and a-brandin' all day
I'm a-working mighty hard for a-mighty little pay

[Chorus]

Well I went to the boss and we had a little chat
And I hit him in the face with my old slouch hat

[Chorus]

With my foot in the stirrup and my hand on the horn
I'm the best danged cowboy ever was born

[Chorus]

Well I'm gonna get married just as quick as I can
And I won't punch cattle for no darn man

[Chorus]

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