Chisholm Trail Strays

Chisholm Trail Strays

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Chisholm Trail Strays

In eighteen hundred eighty three
In May on the fourteenth day
Some bold Texas cow hands a roundup formed
And for the Chisholm rode away, cowboys
And for the Chisholm rode away

The trail boss in his stirrups stood
With field glasses in his hands
Strays !, strays !, there runs some stray longhorns, he yelled
And they all run to beat the band, cowboys
And they all run to beat the band

The trail boss rode a good cow horse
And a fine trail boss he was
Now, to the call, Riders all !, riders all !
And ride like bad Texas outlaws, cowboys
And ride like bad Texas outlaws

The strays were running like the wind
And the strays were in full sight
So be resolved was every cowboy bold
To herd and hold the longhorn fold, cowboys
To herd and hold the longhorn fold

Lassos whirled til leather played out
Longhorns ran with all their might
And two good cow hands fell before the herd
While the longhorn strays ran away, cowboys
While the longhorn strays ran away

To lose those cows our trail boss said
My sad heart is grieved full sore
Oh, but to lose two Texas cow hands bold
How my heart is grieved ten times more, cowboys
How my heart is grieved ten times more

Springtime stars that night did appear
Said he, toward home tomorrow we will ride
For it’s time to leave all these longhorn strays
Toward home tomorrow we will ride, cowboys
Toward home tomorrow we will ride

The Chisholm is a dreadful trail
One that leads to Abilene
Where the longhorn cattle in big herds go
And buzzards to pick the strays clean, cowboys
And buzzards to pick the strays clean



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oneslowtyper's picture

That's a great cattle-drive story, Larry. It has a nice flow to it, also. I could picture a song like this playing in the background of many John Wayne movies.