Bravest Cowboy

Traditional

I am the bravest cowboy
That ever rode the west
I've been all across the Rockies
Got bullets in my breast

In eighteen-hundred and fifty-three
I joined the immigrant band
We marched on San Antonio
Down by the Rio Grande

I went out on the prairie
I learned to throw the line
I did not pocket the money
I did not dress so fine

I went out on the prairie
I learned to rob and steal
And when I robbed the cowboys
How happy I did feel

I wore my wide brimmed high hat
My saddle too was fine
And when I courted the pretty girls
You could bet I'd call them mine

I courted her for her beauty
I courted her in vain
They carried me down to Dallas
To wear a ball and chain

I am the bravest cowboy
That ever rode the west
I've been all across the Rockies
Got bullets in my breast

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