Cowboy 101

 
       
 
Feb 11, 2019, 09:43 PM

COWBOY 101
By: Diron Mills


Before you climb up in the saddle
Make sure you’re ready for the ride.
Don’t launch out into a gallop
Start off at a steady stride.
Keep the reins tight around your fingers
Sit up tall upon your stead.
Keep your eyes on the trail ahead
And remember this simple creed.

Don’t shake a hand if you don’t mean it.
Don’t propose if she don’t like your horse.
Leave every gate the way you find it.
Stay straight on that narrow course.
If it ain’t yours then you can’t have it.
If it is then treat it right.
Go out each day and earn your money.
Say your prayers when you lay down at night.
That’s how it’s done
That’s Cowboy 101.

Treat your girl like she’s a race horse
And she’ll never turn into a nag.
Don’t take the time to pat your own back.
Don’t open your mouth if it’s just to brag.
Don’t take the long road around it
If the short trail will suffice.
If you get lost on your journey
Just remember this sage advice.

Don’t shake a hand if you don’t mean it.
Don’t propose if she don’t like your horse.
Leave every gate the way you find it.
Stay straight on that narrow course.
If it ain’t yours then you can’t have it.
If it is then treat it right.
Go out each day and earn your money.
Say your prayers when you lay down at night.
That’s how it’s done
That’s Cowboy 101.

Never throw the first punch
But always throw the last.
Don’t squat with your spurs on.
Be sure and finish every task.
Life don’t have to be complicated
You can always get things done.
Pull yourself up by your bootstraps
And study a little Cowboy 101.

Don’t shake a hand if you don’t mean it.
Don’t propose if she don’t like your horse.
Leave every gate the way you find it.
Stay straight on that narrow course.
If it ain’t yours then you can’t have it.
If it is then treat it right.
Go out each day and earn your money.
Say your prayers when you lay down at night.
That’s how it’s done
That’s Cowboy 101.


Copyright © 2019 Diron Mills.
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Diron Mills Joined Aug 20, 2017
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Feb 12, 2019, 01:39 PM

I really like this, Diron. It has a wry humor that you can just imagine coming from a seasoned old cowboy and it flows really well. I don’t know if people are interested in cowboy songs any more, but this is a good one.

“Stead” should be “steed,” by the way.

 
     
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Feb 18, 2019, 10:05 PM

Good catch! Thank you and thanks for your input!

 
     
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Feb 19, 2019, 11:27 AM

This is a really good one!

 
     
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Feb 19, 2019, 09:38 PM

Thank you Carroll! I appreciate your input.

 
     
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