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​Our First Year

This song is by Chris LeDoux and appears on the album Sing Me a Song, Mr. Rodeo Man (1977).

The winter winds were blowin' when we loaded that old truck
With a few things that we had and all our dreams
With my new bride there beside me we headed down the road
I would show her places and things she'd never seen

First we went to Denver, Fort Worth, and San Antone
She cheered me on at every rodeo
But Houston finally ended and then San Angelo
I didn't want to tell her but she knew that we were broke

She never complained when the winnin's didn't come
She just took it all in stride
And if I rode good or bit the dust, she was just as proud
She was happy bein' by my side

Then in California the baby started showin'
And all her clothes were gettin' way too small
We couldn't spare the money to buy her any new ones
She just wore my shirt and jeans and didn't mind at all

And early in the mornin' we'd wake up by the roadside
I'd build a fire and she'd get out the eggs
She'd cook us up some breakfast then we'd sit down there on the grass
Lord, those were the best meals I guess I ever ate

But she never complained when the winnin's didn't come
She just took it all in stride
And if I rode good or bit the dust, she was just as proud
She was happy bein' by my side

Well now those days are over, and somehow we got ahead
That little gal I married's still here with me
We finally got the house we planned down there beside the stream
And all them old hard times are just cherished memories

'Cause she never complained when the winnin's didn't come
She just took it all in stride
And if I rode good or bit the dust, she was just as proud
She was happy bein' by my side
She was happy bein' by my side

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