Real Live Cowboys: Song & Lyrics

SUMMARY:

A group of cowboys sing about their short, yet peaceful reign of the west, which isn’t really as television and film depict it.

Song from Series 2 Episode 9.


LYRICS:

Well, I’m a real life cowboy just a quiet, humble fella.

That’s what we’re like, apart from Mike-yeah, I’m more of a yeller!

Sing songs to pass the evenings and because it soothes the herd

So they won’t stampede, unless Mike sings lead

And shouts every single word!

 

‘Cause we’re cowboys, real-life cowboys

Not like the ones you see on your TV.

We’ve never held up banks at all

We’re poorly paid and kinda small

If you still wanna be a cowboy stick with me!

 

On your horse for eighteen hours

And that saddle sore’s a curse.

Then you feed your horse

And yourself, of course

Though beans just make it worse!

 

Then you’re back driving cattle

That’s what being a cowboy means

Moving those beasts from west to east

Sorry, it’s the beans!

 

‘Cause we’re cowboys, real-life cowboys

Not like the ones you’ve seen in the movies.

We’re not big hunks like that John Wayne

‘Cause our horses would complain

If you still wanna be a cowboy join us please!

 

You should be aware

We have some customs that are strange

Like saying ‘Howdy! ‘ not ‘Hello’

When you’re out here on the range.

 

Never touch a cowboy’s hat,

Never ride his horse.

So what would happen if I took your old mare?

Well, I’d shoot you, of course!

 

(Fair enough! )

 

Cowboys, real-life cowboys

Not like the ones you see on silver screens.

We didn’t go out starting fights

‘Cause unions fought for our rights

Now Mike will do a solo thanks to beans!

And now my friend, I fear

That the end is drawing near

‘Cause we only ruled the range for twenty years!

 

YEE-HA!

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