Western Poetry posted June 11, 2007

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Shorty and Wilma a dancen forever

It is called the Cowboy way

by G.B. Smith

So don't get hung up on the spelling. If you have never spoken to a true western cowboy, they really do pretty much talk this way

It is called the Cowboy Way

Shorty McDaniels was not short at all,

but got ribbed because he was six foot eight inches tall.

Where he came from, no one knew fer sure cept it was said that he got shot in a

wild card game down El Paso way.

How he ended up here I caint rightly say.

Shorty was a tall and lanky guy.

When he smiled, his eyes lit up the entire sky.

Women would look at him and mutter, "Oh, my! oh, my!"

Shorty sure didn't look like a teen-aged boy and

He weren't too bright, and appeared kinda coy.

That cowboy went to the dance with Wilma Fay.

What went on is legend, and is still spoken of to this day.

The band lit up a hot little tune,

for Shorty and Wilma it didn't come none too soon.

That cowboy took to dancing like a wolf to the chase.

It was amazen to every one in the entire place.

For hours on end they danced to every tune,

til the band said no more, Shorty, let's call it a day.

Shorty and Wilma were not ready to quit, and while they watched the band go away,

they took their dancin out into the street.

Now cowboys and dancin never cause much of a stir, but when them two got roarin

it was just plain sweet.

They kicked up a whirlwind that took em clean away complete.

Sometimes in the late of the night, just before sunrise, you might see a

marvelous sight, cause right there where midnight ends and daylight meets, you

can still see em just a dancing and stompin their feet.

Oh life will roll on forever and a day,

but down there near El Paso, why it is still called the cowboy way.



The cowboy way is a road into the past through the eyes of an old cow poke himself. You just know him as Bear
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