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Webb Wilder - Streets of Laredo (The Coyboy's Lament)

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Artist: Webb Wilder

Title: Streets of Laredo (The Coyboy's Lament)

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As I walked out in the streets of Laredo

As I walked out in Laredo one day

I saw a young cowboy dressed up in white linen

Dressed in white linen and as cold as the clay

"I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy"

These words he did say as I boldly stepped by

"Come sit down beside me, hear my sad story

Shot in the breast and I know I must die

Play the drum slowly, play the fife lowly

Sound the Dead March as you bear me along

Take me to the green valley, lay the sod o'er me

I'm a young cowboy and I know I've done wrong.

It was once in the saddle I used to go dashin'

Once in the saddle I used to go gay

Off to the dram house, off to the card house

Shot in the breast and I'm dying today

Beat the drum slowly, play the fife lowly

Sound the Dead March as you bear me along

Take me to the green valley, lay the sod o'er me

I'm a young cowboy and I know I've done wrong.

Get six strong cowboys to carry my coffin

Six pretty whore gals to sing me a song

Place bunches of roses on top of my coffin

So they can't smell me as they bear me along"

We played the drum slowly, played the fife lowly

Played the Dead March as we bore him along

Took him to the green valley and laid the sod o'er him

All of thy comrades and we know he'd done wrong

As I walked out in the streets of Laredo

As I walked out in Laredo one day

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