a cowboys hard times lyrics – bill staines

a cowboy’s hard times
well, i once was a cowboy, and i used to run wild.
and i rodeoed, wrangled, and rambled in style.
but i’m too old for horses, too old for the show,
and i’m too young for heaven; now where shall i go?
where shall i go? where shall i go?
i’m too young for heaven; now where shall i go?
i had me a true love, and i made her my wife,
and i swear that i loved her most all of my life,
but the cold of the winter and the wind laid her low,
and she’s gone on before me, now where shall i go?
where shall i go? where shall i go?
she’s gone on before me; now where shall i go?
well, i never was a drunkard, but this i can say:
the taste of the whiskey gets better each day.
the bartender scowls, “mack, you’re drinking too slow,
and we close in ten minutes.” now where shall i go?
where shall i go? where shall i go?
they close in ten minutes; now where shall i go?
so it’s out on the street with the stars burning bright,
with nothing but memories to share with the night.
oh, i once was a cowboy, and i used to run wild.
and i rodeoed, wrangled, and rambled in style.
now i’m too old for horses, too old for the show,
and i’m too young for heaven; now where shall i go?
words and music by bill staines, copyright 1980 by folk-legacy
records inc. published in the book “if i were a word, then i’d
be a song.”
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