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Burl Ives Performs "Cowboy's Lament "

Burl Ives Performs "Cowboy's Lament "

"Cowboy's Lament" also known as the "Streets of Laredo", is a famous American cowboy ballad in which a dying cowboy tells his story to another cowboy. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.

Derived from the English folk song "The Unfortunate Rake", the song has become a folk music standard, and as such has been performed, recorded and adapted numerous times, with many variations. The title refers to the city of Laredo, Texas.

 

Burl Ives Cowboy's Lament lyrics

As I walked out in the streets of Laredo

As I walked out in Laredo one day

I spied a young cowboy all wrapped in white linen

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 boldly walked by

Come sit down beside me and hear my sad story

I'm shot in the breast and I know I must die

 

It was once in the saddle I used to go dashing

Once in the saddle I used to go gay

First down to Rosie's and then to the card house

Got shot in the breast and I'm dying today

 

Get sixteen gamblers to carry my coffin

Get six jolly cowboys to sing me a song

Take me to the graveyard and lay the sod o'er me

For I'm a young cowboy and I know I've done wrong

 

Get six jolly cowboys to carry my coffin

Get six pretty maidens to sing me a song

Take me to the valley and lay the sod o'er me

For I'm a young cowboy, I know I've done wrong

 

Oh beat the drum slowly and play the fife lowly

Play the Dead March as they carry me along

Put bunches of roses all over my coffin

Put roses to deaden the clods as they fall

 

As I walked out in the streets of Laredo

As I walked out in Laredo one day

I spied a young cowboy all wrapped in white linen

Wrapped in white linen as cold as the clay


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