Man With The Big Hat

Jerry Jeff Walker

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publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Steve Fromholz
release date:
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genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country

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In a bar in Arizona
A cowboy came in off the road just to pass the time away
I listened to the stories told, to the words that cowboy said

Talk about Wells Fargo and the comin' of the trains
Sing a song of settlers come out looking for a home."
[Chorus:]
Drink up while the drinking is free
Drink to my compadres and me

And his hat was wide and black
He had a finger missin' from the hand that rolled the smoke
He said...
"I seen the day so hot your pony could not stand
And winters... I've seen winters when your boots froze in the snow


And laughed and talked of times he'd had out living on the trail
Quiet as the forty five he carried on his hip, he said...
"I rode the cattle drive from here to San Antone
I rode from here to Wichita without a woman's smile


I heard his spurs a jingling as his boot heels hit the floor
As he turned to say goodbye to me, this is what he said...
"Now, the high-lines chase the highways, and the fences close the range
But a cowboy's life was lonely, and his lot was not the best

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