Friday, July 13, 2018


Daddy Steve:  It's just another day out on the range (a.k.a the backyard) for cowboys Bowie and Pete Dakota...

Bowie and Pete Dakota (singing):
I'm an old cowhand, from the Rio Grande
But my legs ain't bowed and my cheeks ain't tan
I'm a cowboy who never saw cow
Never roped a steer 'cause I don't know how
Sure ain't fixing to start in now
Oh, yippie yi yo kayay, yippie yi yo kayay

Pete Dakota: My legs might not be bowed, but I do know all about ropin'.
Bowie: Is that a fact?  Well, why don't you prove it by ropin' that critter over yonder.
Pete: I'll do just that.  Now watch, sonny, and get educated.

Bowie: I declare, that wasn't half bad ropin'.
Pete: Let's see you try it now, tenderfoot.  If'n you can.
Bowie: If'n I can?  Oh pardner, you'll be eatin' that ten gallon hat after you've seen me rope yonder critter.  Here goes!

Pete: Well, shucks, if'n that ain't some mighty fine ropin'.  Put'er there, pardner.


These two cowboys were having a mighty good time.  The 'critter over yonder,' however, was not the least bit amused...

Anthony: Alright you two!  Enough of that horseplay!  Untie me now!

I'm An Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande) by Johnny Mercer, 1936


Serenata said...

Anthony definitely does not look amused. The boys obviously had fun though.

Dee said...

Well That sure was a fine piece of ropin , those cowboys did! Such talent ! Their'll be off to the rodeo !
Mmm poor Anthony does not look happy , but hey they could have gone on to the downing the critter and tying his hooves together ! I think Anthony may have gotten off lightly.... ;)

NeverUschi said...

Good roping indeed!
it could have been worse for Anthony - after all, the rope didn't catch his neck.

Gregor Daddies said...

I had to remind Anthony that no one ever died from wounded pride.