Jan. 1, 1996 East Joplin Jasper County Missouri, USA
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*** THE STREETS OF LAREDO ***
*As I walked out in the streets of Laredo, - *As I walked out in Laredo one day *I spied a young cowboy wrapped up in white linen *All wrapped in white linen as cold as the clay.
*"I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy" *These words he did say as I proudly stepped by; *"Come sit down beside me and hear my sad story, *I'm shot in the heart and I know I must die.
*"Let six jolly cowboys come carry my coffin, *Let six pretty gals come to carry my pall, *Throw bunches of roses all over my coffin, *Throw roses to deaden the clods as they fall.
*"Oh, beat the drum slowly, and play the fife lowly *And play the dead march as you carry me away. *Take me to the Green Valley and lay the earth o'er me, *For I'm a poor cowboy and bury me today."
*We beat the drum slowly and played the fife lowly *And bitter we weep as we carry him today. *For we all loved our Rusty, so brave, young and handsome *We all loved our Rusty as we sadly put him away.