The Cowboy Way
ã by Jim Liles
Cowboys are known, to have a way of their own,
to sort out a sense of fair play.
You ride for the brand, or a shake of the hand,
that’s always been “The Cowboy Way”.
“The Cowboy Way” is not a phrase,
to be abused and misconstrued.
It’s a way of life, a reason to
it’s a lifestyle through and through.
In the days of old, in the Montana
wild broncs were topped out each day.
Sometimes you get paid, with dang
and there’s no one to spread out the
Word spreads pretty fast, when you
might need a hand,
to water, do chores and spread hay.
You never need ask, for help with
it’s surely “The Cowboy Way”.
Don’t treat it like something you get
because you wear hat, boots and
You have to earn it, and folks will
it’s respect, and the paths that we
Doing the right thing, without any
and giving, with no thought of why.
It’s the way of the west, it’s the
to liven’ life in the cowboys’ eye.
The fellow that taught us is always
our Father in Heaven is he.
A great book was written, so we won’t
who taught us,…. “The Cowboy Way”.
Lazy J Rodeo
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