cowboy - "cowpoke"


I first heard this song on radio WPLO in Georgia back in the late 1960's.
Lee Pearce


I’m lonesome but happy
Rich but I’m broke
And the good Lord knows the reason
I’m just a cowpoke
From Cheyenne to Douglas
All Rangers I know
I drift with the wind
No one cares where I go


I ain’t got a bit in these ol worn out jeans
So its quittin the stakes
And going back to beans
I’ll pick up a ten spot in Prescot I know
Just ridin a bronc
In a big rodeo
Some mornin in Spring time
A fillie I’ll find
And I might spend all summer
With her on my mind


But I’ll never be branded
I’ll never be broke
I’m a care free range ridin
Driftin cowpoke
Next summer its north
If there ain’t a big drought
As soon as it frost
I’ll be headin back south
But I’ll never have worries
I’ll never have time
I’m to busy a livin
This free life of mine