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    Hank Williams Jr. / Lyrics

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    "Streets Of Laredo" Lyrics

    Hank Williams Jr.

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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 wrapped up in white linen
    Wrapped up in white linen as cold as the clay
    I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy
    These words he did say as a police stepped by
    Come side down beside me and hear my sad story
    I'm shot in the chest and I know I must die

    It was once in the saddle I used to go dashing
    It was once in the saddle I used to go gay
    First to the drum house and then to the courthouse
    Got shot in the chest and I'm dying today

    Oh beat the drum slowly play the fife lowly play the
    dead march as you carry me along
    Take me to the green valley there 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 bear up my pall
    Put bunches of roses all over my coffin but roses to
    deaden the sod as they fall
    Then swing your ropes slowly and raddle your spurs lowly
    And give a wild yell as you carry me along
    And in the grave throw me and rove the sod o'er me
    For I'm a young cowboy and I know I've done wrong
    Go bring me some water a cup of cold water

    To cool my parched lips the cowboy then said
    Before I return his soul had departed and gone to the
    roundup the cowpoke was dead
    We beat the drum slowly we play the fife lowly we bitterly
    weep as we carry him along
    We take him to the green valley there lay the sod o'er him
    Just the young cowboy that surely done wrong
    This song was submitted on June 20th, 2010 and last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by Buck Owens.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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