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Ian Tyson

Lights of Laramie

Intro:
What in the world's come over me
I never thought I'd see the day
When that ol' rodeo would turn me loose
And I'd be heading home to stay
 
Chorus:
Now I'm looking for the lights of Laramie
I never thought I'd miss you so
If you let me in your lovin' arms in Laramie
I'll never ever let you go
Girl, I'll never ever let you go
Can't leave your memory behind
Don't matter where I go
Don't matter what I do
If God gave Wyoming to the wind
He must have given my heart to you
Forever and ever
Oh how those lights like diamonds shine
Across that wild and windy plain
Ain't nothin' in the world I wouldn't give to be
A diamond in your eyes again
Forever and ever
 
chorus (repeat 2 times)
 

Brahmas and Mustangs

Warm summer rain
Indian Paint Brush bloomin' again
On two million acres, all of it was green
I'm prayin' you will answer when the phone starts to ring
Now the snow covered peaks
Stand white in the sky.
Santa Rosa's turnin', summer's gone by.
My horses are tired, I'm about through
And I find myself thinkin all the time about you
 
[Chorus:]
Did I stay too long, did I play too long
Did I whisper in my dream
All things, .life ain't what what it seems
La da da da da, la da da da da
All things, .life ain't what what it seems
 
There's a pay phone in Paradise
Out on the edge of town
Big cottonwood trees, golden leaves falling down
I'll wait a little longer- give it one more try
Please try your call later means cowboy goodbye
 
[Chorus]
 

Legends of Cutting

The legends were young
when the range was still open
The cattle still roamed on the land
and they watched and they listend
They learned from the old ones
the business of makin' a hand
They still remember the days
with the wagon
working cattle in the old cowboy way
and though times have changed
the legends ride on
and they're still riding with us today
 
[Chorus:]
Buster and Shorty
Matlock and Don
Mr. Pat is still horseback still keeping on
There is a new generation
and they are coming on strong
but where would we all be today
if the legends of cutting
had not shown us the way
 
[Chorus:]
Buster and Shorty
Matlock and Don
Mr. Pat is still horseback still keeping on
There is a new generation
and they are coming on strong
but where would we all be today
if the legends of cutting
had not shown us the way
 

Roll on Owyhee

From the top of Mahogany Ridge
you can see forever
and forever is a long, long way
the desert rules- the first rule
you've got to know your way back home
and you'll be back to ride another day
 
When the night falls the silence all
around you the beating of your heart
is the only sound
down in some lonley canyon
beside the sagebrush fire
dreaming of the lights of paradise town
 
[Chorus:]
Roll on Owyhee
wild horse heaven
I hope it always will be
Roll on Owyhee
far the sagebrush sea
 
So we'll raise our glasses high
to the big Owyhee
we'll have another round
for the fellas who still hear the call
you got to play the card that's delt you
coming off the Mountain Taparedo tall
 
[Chorus:]
Roll on Owyhee
wild horse heaven
I hope it always will be
Roll on Owyhee
far the sagebrush sea
 

Over the Rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There's a land that I've heard of once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream,
Really do come true.
 
Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops,
High above the chimney tops,
That's where you'll find me.
 
Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can't I?
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?
 
Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There's a land that I've heard of once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream,
Really do come true.
 
Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops,
High above the chimney tops,
That's where you'll find me.
 
Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can't I?
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?
 

Smugglers Cove

Last night I dreamed of Smugglers Cove
The seabirds all were wheeling
out on the riptide past Discovery Isle
where killer whales come stealing
where killer whales come stealing
 
Father took me by the hand
down through thr rocks and driftwood
and pirate gold from Five+ Dime
He caused me to discover
all in a morning's wonder
 
Tonight I will fly to the top of the world
Ancient winds will guide me
down the old dim trails to the buffalo range
the little wolves beside me
the little wolves beside me
 
There I see the pony herds
and the rires of the whiskey traders
and the golden dust hangs in the air
with the screams of the Blackwood raiders
with thr screams of the Blackfood raiders
 
Last night I dreamed of Smugglers Cove
The seabirds all were wheeling
out on the riptide past Discovery Isle
where the killer whales come stealing
where the killer whales come stealing
 

Summer's Gone

Summer's gone - goin' gone
pale moon in a raptor sky
days as warm as a lover's kiss
just before she says goodbye
cattle all hangin' in the high country
like this was never going to end
big white cowboy goin' to bring' em down
summer's gone, goodbye
 
Venus comes in the autumn dust
and she rules the southern sky
she hears our songs, she sees our tears
and she sends us no reply
where is the girl with the golden hair
turned that horse around and was gone
all the snow boots way too small
left behind, goodbye
all the snow boots way too small
left behind, goodbye...
 

Elko Blues - The Roan Mare

When I ride the roan mare
I'm free
When I'm ride the roan mare
I'm free
When the mamas bawl in the weaning time
cause their babies are gone
you know the world closes in on me
 
When I ride the bay stut
I'm free
When I ride the bay stut
I'm free
When I lie awake and sleep won't come
cause my babies are gone
you know the world (night)closes in on me
 
I believe I'm going back to Elko town
I believe I'm going back to Elko town
I'll be standing pat
in a brand new had
with my money in my hand
hope that my old friends come around
 
When I die, want to go naturally
When I die, let me go naturally
I've roamed this world as a free man
One thing I ask of you
don't let them no tubes in me
 

Lost Herd

Which away the game goes
which away the game goes
how she'll tally up the Lord only knows
and he might never come this way again
lost herd drifts with the wind
 
Sun came up blood red
songs got sung- words got said
but the silence now is like to raise the dead
and they ain't comin' thru this way again
lost herd drifts with the wind
 
Fax machine that never sleeps
the mail box junk
the cell phone beep
the old chant buried in some conyon deep
what would you give to hear the chant again
lost herd drifts with the wind
 
Run too far
run too fast
outrun the night and the ghosts of the past
sky too dark in a range too fast
how will we ever get back home again
lost herd drifts with the wind
 

Blue Mountains Of Mexico

I found a postcard from long ago
in a drawer yerserday
come back to Tucson, I miss you so
it was warm here today
northern Rockies all deep in snow
clear down to the Sangre de Cristo
Blue Mountains of Mexico
will be always alone, still out there
on our own
 
Time like money just disappears
no one knows where it goes
we spend it so recklessly
when we've got nothing but time
warm sun on adobe dawn
Blue Mountains of Mexico
will we be always alone, still out there
on our own
 
If we meet down the road somewhere
would we know what to say
has the river flowed too many miles
now we're too far away
try to get lightening back in a bottle
like old lovers trying to stop the
hands of time
Blue Mountains of Mexico
will we be always alone, still out there
on our own
 

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