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​Ode To Cowboy Jack

This song is by Stonewall Jackson and appears on the album The Great Old Songs (1968).

Jack was a lonely cowboy with a heart so brave and true
He learned to love a maiden with eyes of heaven's own blue
They learned to love each other and planned their wedding day
Then a quarrel came between them and Jack he rode away
He joined a band of cowboys and tried to forget her name
But out on the lonely prairie she waits for him just the same

Your sweetheart waits for you Jack your sweetheart waits for you
Out on the lonely prairie where the skies are always blue
One night when work was finished just after close of day
The boys said sing a song Jack it'll drive your cares away
When he began his singin' his mind still wandered back
To the only fair haired maiden still waitin' for her Jack

Well Jack left camp next mornin' just at the dawn of the day
He said I'll ask forgiveness I pray I'm not too late
When he reached town next evenin' he found a new grave mound
His friends all sadly told him we've laid your loved one down
They said as she was dyin' she softly breathed your name
And ask us with her last breath to tell you if you came

Your sweetheart waits for you Jack your sweetheart waits for you
Out on the lonely prairie where the skies are always blue
One night when work was finished just after close of day
The boys said sing a song Jack it'll drive your cares away
When he began his singin' his mind still wandered back
To the only fair haired maiden still waitin' for her Jack

Written by:

Stonewall Jackson