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Rise and Shine

(Bob Nolan)

 

Sing along with the Sons of the Pioneers

 

Come on, you lazy cowboys,

Rise and shine!

Another day, a dollar’s pay

And everything looks fine.

There’s work to do a-plenty, too,

Rise and shine.

So get out of the hay and welcome the day,

Rise and shine!

Over on the hill the sun is blazin’ with a twinkle in his eye.

Over on the hill the cattle’s grazin’.

The dogies cry for you and I.

Come on, you lazy cowboys,

Rise and shine.

If you want to be fed, get out of that bed,

Rise and shine!

 

Oh, why was I born a cowboy?

Why did this happen to me?

I work all day and I work all night,

Boy, have I got misery!

 Now, for instance, take the grizzly bear…

Why, he don’t do a dadgum thing.

He goes to bed in the fall of the year

And he don’t wake up till spring. Good night!

 

Come on, you lazy cowboys,

Rise and shine!

Another day, a dollar’s pay

And everything looks fine.

There’s work to do a-plenty, too,

Rise and shine.

The sun's in the blue, the day is brand new,

Good morning to you, why, how do you do?

Rise and shine!

 

 

 

 

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