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WESTERN COWBOY Huddie Ledbetter Western Cowboy 3:40 Trk 1 Huddie Ledbetter - vocal Recording Date: July 1, 1934 Angola - Louisiana State Prison Album: Leadbelly Important Recordings 1934-1939 Disc A JSP Records remastered JSP UK Records 7764 2006 When I was a cowboy Out on the western plains When I was a cowboy Out on the western plains I made a half a million Pullin' on the bridle reins Come a ki-ki--yicky Cow, ki-yicky-yicky-yeah I went to my girl's house She's sittin' d'ere alone Went to my girl's house She's sittin' d'ere alone I'm a poor western cowboy A long way from home Come a ki-ki--yicky Cow, ki-yicky-yicky-yeah When I left my girl's house She was rockin' in her rockin' chair When I left my girl's house She was rockin' in her rockin' chair Poor western cowboy Please don't you leave me here Come a ki-ki--yicky Cow, ki-yicky-yicky-yeah Went to my girl's house Sitting deep down in my saddle Went to my girl's house Sitting deep down in my saddle I'm the best western cowboy That ever herd cattle Come a ki-ki--yicky Cow, ki-yicky-yicky-yeah Oh, de hardest battle Was there ever on the western plains Oh, de hardest battle Was there ever on the western plains When me an a bunch of cowboys Run into Jesse James Come a ki-ki--yicky Cow, ki-yicky-yicky-yeah Me an a bunch of cowboys Run into Jesse James Me an a bunch of cowboys Run into Jesse James All the bullets was a-fallin' Just like a shower rain Come a ki-ki--yicky Cow, ki-yicky-yicky-yeah Come all you cowboys Don't you wanna go? Come all you cowboys Don't you wanna go? Gon see the ranges On the range in *Buffalo Come a cow ki--yicky Cow, cow, yicky-yicky-yea Take de hardest battle Was there ever on Bunker Hill Oh, de hardest battle Was there ever on Bunker Hill When me an' a bunch of cowboys Run into Buffalo Bill Come a cow ki--yicky Cow, cow, yicky-yicky-yea Come all you cowboys Don't you wanna hear? Come all you cowboys Don't you wanna hear? O'vr nineteen hundred Bullets around your ear Come a cow ki--yicky Cow, cow, yicky-yicky-yeah. ~ *may refer to Buffalo, Texas named from where bison roamed free on the range in the 1800's. The city celebrates each year with a festival called 'The Buffalo Stampede'. (Contributed by AwC - April 2008)

    


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