Rodeo/Western Songs


This is a cowboy/cowgirl song to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”

I’m a little cowboy/cowgirl. Here’s my hat.
Here are my spurs and here are my chaps.
When I get up, I work all day,
Get on my horse and ride away (galloping motion).

The rest of the lines have motions too, but they are self-explanatory.


I’m a cowboy big and strong.
I ride horses all day long.
I carry a lasso and sing a song.
I’m a cowboy big and strong.
(ai-yi-yi-yi-yippee-i-ay)3x
I’m a cowboy big and strong!

Put your foot in the saddle, your hand upon the horn.
The round up is on, the round up is on.
Put your foot in the saddle, your hand upon the horn.
The round up is on today.


Sung To:  My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean

Last night as I lay on the prairie,
And looked at the stars in the sky,
And I wondered if ever a cowboy
Could drift to that sweet by and by.

Roll on, roll on,
Roll on, little dogies, roll on, roll on.
Roll on, roll on,
Roll on, little dogies, roll on.

The road to that bright happy region
Is a dim narrow trail, so they say;
But the broad one that leads to perdition
Is posted and blazed all the way.

Roll on, roll on,
Roll on, little dogies, roll on, roll on.
Roll on, roll on,
Roll on, little dogies, roll on.

They say there will be a great roundup,
And cowboys like dogies will stand,
To be cut by the riders of Judgment,
Who are posted and know every brand.

Roll on, roll on,
Roll on, little dogies, roll on, roll on.
Roll on, roll on,
Roll on, little dogies, roll on.

I wonder if ever a cowboy
Stood ready for that Judgment Day,
And could say to the boss of the riders,
I’m ready — come drive me away.

Roll on, roll on,
Roll on, little dogies, roll on, roll on.
Roll on, roll on,
Roll on, little dogies, roll on.


I’m a tex, i’m a tex, I’m a Texas star.
I eat my beans form an old tin jar.
I can ride ’em I can rope ’em I will show you how it’s done.
Come on to Texas where you will be number one!


Cowboy stew cowboy stew if
I don’t get some I don’t know what I’ll do
Take away my cowboy hat
Take away my boots but
Please don’t take away my cowboy stew.


I’m an Arizona Arizona Arizona star
And I come from the west where the cowboys are.
I can ride’em I can rope ’em
I can show’em how it’s done.
I’m a rootin tootin cowboy in the Arizona sun.


 

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