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Cowboy Songs, and Other Frontier Ballads.

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Pages: 50

Language: English

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: (12 Sept. 2013)

By: John Avery Lomax (Author)

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... liberty, along with her I':ll dwell: And when I regain my liberty, bad company I will shun, Night-walking, gambling, and also drinking rum. Now, you who have your liberty, pray keep it if you can, And don':t go around the streets at night to break the laws of man: For if you do you':ll surely rue and find yourself like me, A-serving out my twenty-one years in the penitentiary. SAM BASS SAM BASS was born in Indiana, it was his native home, And at the age of seventeen young Sam began to roam. Sam first came out to Texas a cowboy for to be,--A kinder-hearted fellow you seldom ever see. Sam used to deal in race stock, one called the Denton mare, He matched her in scrub races, and took her to the Fair. Sam used to coin the money and spent it just as free, He always drank good whiskey wherever he might be. Sam left the Collin':s ranch in the merry month of May With a herd of Texas cattle the Black Hills for to see, Sold out in Custer City and then got on a spree,--A harder set of cowboys you seldom ever see. On their way back to Texas they robbed the U. P. train, And then split up in couples and started out again. Joe Collins and his partner were overtaken soon, With all their hard-earned money they had to meet their doom. Sam Bass Sam made it back to Texas all right side up with care: Rode into the town of Denton with all his friends to share. Sam':s life was short in Texas: three robberies did he do, He robbed all the passenger, mail, and express cars too. Sam had four companions--four bold and daring lads--They were Richardson, Jackson, Joe Collins, and Old Dad: Four more bold and daring cowboys the rangers never knew, They whipped the Texas rangers and ran the boys in blue. Sam had another companion, called Arkansas for short, Was shot by a...

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