Streets of Laredo

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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.

"Oh, 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 whot in the breast and I'm dying today.

Get sixteen gamblers to handle my coffin,
Let six jolly cowboys come sing me a song,
Take me to the graveyard and lay the sod o'er me,
For I'm a young cowboy and 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 and know I've done wrong.

Oh, beat the drum slowly and play the fife lowly,
Play the death march as they carry me along
Put bunches of roses all over mycoffin,
Roses to deaden the clods as they fall."

As As I walked out in the streets of Laredo,
As walked out in the Laredo one day,
I spied ayoung cowboy all wrapped in white linen,
Wrapped in white linen as cold as the clay.


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