Cowboy Movie

Album: If I Could Only Remember My Name (1971)
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  • Me and my good partners
    We were riding back to our camp
    We were feeling very fine
    The air was clear and slightly damp

    We were riding back to have ourselves a party
    To celebrate the robbing of the train
    We were talking kind of low and lazy
    'Bout not having to go out soon again (oh yeah)

    You know we hadn't been back home two hours
    We heard a hawk cry out in the night
    And you know that's a signal from young Billy, who's our sentry
    He's saying something here ain't exactly right, oh

    Quick grabbed some of our hardware
    Stumbled out of our home
    Two minutes flat we had found her
    An Indian girl all alone

    And Eli said, "Let's take her back to the cabin"
    I said, "You don't know she might be the law, yeah"
    He said, smiling kind of nasty
    "It ain't too damn likely she'll beat me to the draw" (oh, oh no)

    We were walking back through the darkness
    I heard the Duke, he's our dynamiter, say
    He said, "What's your name, sweet little Indian girl?"
    She said, "Raven" and she looked away
    Right then I didn't trust her, no, and I said so (oh no)

    Now, Eli, he's our fastest gunner
    He's kind of mean and young from the South
    He said, "Fat Albert, you're getting kind of old and weird now"
    You'd better get your twelve gauge shotgun mighty damned fast
    And I did, oh, you know I

    Now Eli and the Duke they got down to it
    They each wanted the Indian girl for their own
    When they finally got around to asking her
    You know she said she'd come to take young Billy home (oh no, no, no)

    Eli said he'd kill young Billy
    He'd kill the Duke, and probably me too, yeah
    The Indian girl said, "Go ahead now do it"
    I said, "Stop it", and she bit my thumb nearly clean through, yeah

    And when they finally started to break down the door, yeah
    I smeared my face up with blood from my thumb, yeah
    I laid down on the floor and played real good possum
    You know I'm crazy but I ain't real dumb, oh no

    Now I'm dying here in Albuquerque
    I must be the sorriest sight you ever saw
    You know the reason I'm the only man here to tell it
    You know that Indian girl, she wasn't an Indian, she was the law, oh Writer/s: David Crosby
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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