from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , as Folk songs

The Cowboy's Dream
Language: English 
Last night as I laid on the prairie
And looked at the stars in the sky
I wondered if ever a cowboy
Would drift to that sweet by and by.

The road to that bright happy region
Is a dim narrow trail so they say
While the broad one that leads to perdition
Is posted and brazed all the way.

  Roll on, roll on,
  Roll on little doggies roll on, roll on
  Roll on, roll on,
  Roll on little doggies roll on.

And I'm scared that I'll be a stray yearling
A maverick unbranded on high
And get caught in the bunch with the rusties
When the boss of the riders goes by.

They say he will never forget you
That he knows every action and look
So for safety you'd better get branded
Have your name in that great tally book.



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Researcher for this text: Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2020-05-10
Line count: 22
Word count: 144