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This song is by Chris LeDoux and appears on the album Rodeo Songs "Old & New" (1973).

Since I saw that rodeo in 1965
I had to try to be the greatest bareback rider alive
I went and did some practicing on pa's old ropin' mare
And thought I'd take that bronc I'd draw'd and really part it's hair

When they opened up the gate he did a double flip
Half way through the second one is when I lost my grip
I hooked my spurs into the D's and hung with all my might
I held my breath he chinned the moon and sucked back to the right

My boots came off and went a-sailin' right up in the stands
My belt it broke and shattered my watch I lost my wedding band
I scattered all my cigarettes my shirt ripped down the back
I sure was gettin' dizzy and I thought my neck would crack

I rode him several jumps with both hands high up in the air
He jumped into an old light pole we parted company there
I landed in some muddy slop, he stomped right through my side
I knew he busted all my ribs and made me want to die

Nothin' ever busted me like that old pony ride
I couldn't seem to catch my breath, I couldn't seem to hide
I hobbled back barefooted just a-searchin' for my pride
And I just couldn't believe my achin' ears
When the announcer said, "Re-ride"

Re-ride, re-ride
I've had enough for twenty men and he calls up re-ride
Re-ride, re-ride
You'd think he got me good enough they give him one more try
Re-ride, re-ride


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