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Bravest Cowboy

I am the bravest cowboy
that's ever tried the 4 West
I've been all o'er the 1 Rockies
got 5 bullets in my 1 breast

In eighteen hundred and sixty three
I joined the immigrant band
We marched from San Antonio
down by the Rio Grande

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

I went out on the prairie
and learned to rob and steal
And when I robbed that cowboy
how happy I did feel

I wore a wide brim high hat
my saddle too was fine
And when I courted a pretty girl
you bet I called her mine

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

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Available in these books:

Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
Featuring large-print lyrics (20-point type) and chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear. http://ToneWay.com