Collected by Judy Kinslow and Alan Rennick for M.C. Parler.
Sung by Holly Hodges Prairie Grove, Ark. Dec. 4, 1960
Reel 367, Item 6
Come All Kind Friends; and Learn of Me
Come all kind friends and learn of me
A sad and mournful history
It was cause my friends and I love them well
That caused me to roam through the wild foot hills.
I knew a girl and I loved her well I loved her more than tongues can tell This lady's love she had promised me If I would a gallant cowboy be.
When I returned to bring her joy To make her the wife of the brave cowboy Her parents gave me good advice To stay at home and live a quiet life.
It was for their words I did not hear And for their advice I not not care For I had a home and I loved it well All in those mountains for to dwell.
We rode along for nine long hours Before we reached sand pits of ours I'll tell to you an awful tale We met some Indians on our trail.
Where the wolves they howl and the panthers squall And the bear climbs up through the mountains tall last night our beds was snow and sleet And not one moment could we sleep.
If I had wings of a dove I'd fly
Away out west where the cowboys lie
With a blood stream face we have won our name
Of a brave cowboy away on the plain.
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