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​Dirt and Sweat Cowboy

This song is by Chris LeDoux and appears on the album Western Tunesmith (1979).

Well, Lord I love this ranchin' with it's ropin' and brandin'
But I don't like that farmin' at all
It's goodbye for the Summer, this hayings sure a bummer
And I'll be back to help you gather in the fall

Well, I don't mind riding fences but them tractors are wrenches
I ain't never liked and I guess I never will
Just give me my horse and saddle or some woolies or some cattle
And turn me loose and let me ride out through the hills

'Cause I'm just a cowboy, a dirt and sweat cowboy
Livin' on beef steak and beans
I ain't to hard to please but mister you better believe
I ain't never had no use for farm machines

Well, there ain't much romancing in old fashioned branding
But Lordie, it suits me just fine
Oh, the dust and the smoke's enough to make a feller choke
But have you ever had to ride one of them old combines?

Now my grandpa was a farmer, a Michigan black land farmer
And he worked with them machines the whole day through
But I'll bet if he done some roaming through the hills of old Wyoming
He'd probably feel about the same way that I do

I reckon it's just bad fate I was born a hundred years too late
And they say, "Boy, if you want to survive you'd better change"
But as long as sagebrush grows and that old Powder River flows
I'll be a cowboy till my dying day

'Cause I'm just a cowboy, a dirt and sweat cowboy
Livin' on beef steak and beans
I ain't to hard to please but mister you better believe
I ain't never had no use for farm machines

Well, I think I just heard a discouraging word
About them rattleing, banging, smoking farm machines

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