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A Cowboy Has to Sing

aka "Home Corral"

(Bob Nolan)

 

Sing Along with the Sons of the Pioneers

 

When each new day is born I go ridin’.

O’er the wide-open plains I roam

‘Til the sun to the hills goes hidin’.

There will always be someone glad when I come home.

 

Yippee-ay, Yippee-oa! end of day, home we go.

For a cowboy has to sing and a cowboy has to yell

Or his heart would break inside of him

At the gates of the home corral.

 

Now the long day is thru on the prairie.

There’s a low-hanging sun in the sky.

‘Round the home corral we will tarry

And we’ll sing of the round-ups in the days gone by.

 

Yippee-ay, Yippee-oa! end of day, home we go.

For a cowboy has to sing and a cowboy has to yell

Or his heart would break inside of him

At the gates of the home corral.

 

There’s a tired pony glad that it’s over.

With a song in my heart, so am I

For tonight we’ll be dreaming of clover

And we always will until the day we die.

 

Yippee-ay, Yippee-oa! end of day, home we go.

For a cowboy has to sing and a cowboy has to yell

Or his heart would break inside of him

At the gates of the home corral.

 

Yippee-ay, Yippee-oa! end of day, home we go.

 

 

 

 

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