When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings

Album: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
  • Let me tell you, buddy
    There's a faster gun
    Coming over yonder
    When tomorrow comes

    Let me tell you, buddy
    And it won't be long
    Till you find yourself singing
    Your last cowboy song

    Yippee-ki-iy-ay
    When the round-up ends
    Yippee-ki-iy-ay
    And the campfire dims

    Yippee-ki-iy-ay
    He shouts and he sings
    When a cowboy trades his spurs for wings

    When they wrap my body
    In the thin linen sheet
    And they take my six irons
    Pull the boots from my feet

    Unsaddle my pony
    She'll be itching to roam
    I'll be halfway to heaven
    Under horsepower of my own

    Yippee-ki-iy-ay
    When the round-up ends
    Yippee-ki-iy-ay
    And the campfire dims

    Yippee-ki-iy-ay
    He shouts and he sings
    When a cowboy trades his spurs for wings

    Yippee-ki-iy-ay
    I'm glory-bound
    No more jingle jangle
    I lay my guns down

    Yippee-ki-iy-ay
    He shouts and he sings
    When a cowboy trades his spurs for wings

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