The Old Brass Bell

Ol’ Ben and I were camped below the ridgeline The horses hobbled so they could graze at night One wore an old brass bell that tinkled soft and low So we could find ‘em in the morning if they drifted out of sight That night I tossed and turned as I usually do...

Question Is

What if you could get up in the morning before the stars had set And the sunrise was a thing upon which you could place a bet Will the clouds be there? Will they turn pink or orange or red? Or will the sky just turn from gray to pale blue instead? If you could bet...

Mountain Freedom

Takin’ cattle to the mountains makes good mem’ries Winter snows have left the grasses green and lush The old cows, remembering, need no pushing up the trail Up, up we ride through stands of aspen and oak brush The trail is rocky, windy, all the horses fresh Above us...

Marshall Mac

In the ol’ Southwest they laid to rest a lawman of local fame Most folks called him “Shorty”; McAndrews was his name He stood five foot five with his boots on and favored an extra tall heel But he never shrank from any task; Marshal Mac was the real deal Now a short...

I Wish Everyone Could Be Cowboy

I wish that everyone could be a cowboy Just for one month, one week or a day ‘Cause if you had that chance for just a little while You’d live and love the rest the Cowboy Way You’d work long, hard, honest— and love the same Folks that know you are glad to call...

Cowboy Decor

Slick Rock Sam had been married a short while His wife took charge of decorating early on She was always planning some new remodeling job And bit by bit all his old stuff was gone First to go was his old set of chaps He’d hung them like art inside the front door They...