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​Streets Of Laredo

This song is by Ed Bruce and appears on the album Ed Bruce (1976).

As I walked out in the streets of Laredo
As I walked out in Laredo one day
I spied a young cowboy all wrapped in white linen
Wrapped in white linen and cold as the clay

Beat the drum slowly play the pipe lowly
Play the dead march as they carry me along
Take me down to the green valley lay the sod o'er me
For I'm a young cowboy and I know I've done wrong

Get me six strong cowboys to carry my coffin
Get six pretty girls to sing me a love song
Have a shot of rye whiskey the say some words on me
Then get six white horses to carry me home

Beat the drum slowly play the pipe lowly...

I can see by your outfit that you are a cowboy
He whispered to me as I knelt by his side
A cool drink of water to soothe my hot lips
Lord I loved all the life that I've lived then he died

Beat the drum slowly play the pipe lowly...