It was down at the home ranch, a bunch of cow pokes
Got in an old hoss that was only half broke.
They saddled him up and they hazed him around,
But none of them rode him. They stayed on the ground.
The cook he laffed at ’em and laffed mighty hard.
Then the boys they allowed that the cook wasn’t barred.
But it shore did amaze ’em to see the cook crawl
Right up in the saddle, yes apron and all.
The hoss took to buckin’ all over the place.
The cook’s apron flew up and covered his face.
His stirrups was long and he had to pull leather,
But the cook was on top when they finished together.
One waddy he grins and remarked to the boss,
“Seems they blindfold the rider now, ‘stead of the hoss.”
The cook looked at the boss soter mournful and said;
“This whole crew aint wuth seven dollars a head.
I buried my face in my apron all right,
But I done it to shut out the pitiful sight.
Them pore rannies hoppin’ and yappin’ around
Like a bunch of fresh toad frogs that been rained down.
I will own up right now, I’m a cranky old cook,
But there’s sights where really upsets me to look.
And an outfit like that would disgust any man
That had been out and cooked for a bunch of real hands.”
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