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​Working Cowboy Blues

This song is by Chris LeDoux and appears on the album Melodies and Memories (1984).

Discouraged is the word theses days at homes across the range
The livestock markets down and it don't look like it's gonna change
Nobody's found a cure for what we are goin' through
But I'll tell you boys just what I'm gonna do

Well, I'm gonna saddle up Old Paint right after shipping time
Ride out on the mountain among the aspens and the pines
Take along my fishing pole and leave my cares behind
And find myself a little piece of mind

I'm gonna ride out on the mountain, live like a mountain man
Lay my body on the ground to eat from a fryin' pan
I know it's not the answer but I'm gonna try to lose
These doggone lowdown workin' cowboy blues

Well, next year it might get better, yeah that's what they always say
But I've seen a string of next years come, and Lord, they're all the same
But as long as there's a mountain, someplace to get away
Well, this old cowboy just might not go insane

I'm gonna ride out on the mountain, live like a mountain man
Lay my body on the ground to eat from a fryin' pan
I know it's not the answer but I'm gonna try to lose
These doggone lowdown workin' cowboy blues
These doggone lowdown lonesome workin' cowboy blues

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