Riding To Abilene Town

Riding To Abilene Town

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Riding To Abilene Town

When I was small on my grandfather’s knee
He’d sing cowboy songs and spin yarns for me
Of Texas cattle drives from years gone past
And riding to Abilene town steadfast
Now, at times a far away look would come
I knew I’d be hearing a special one
With cowboy songs and some yarns he’d lay down
I learned of riding to Abilene town

Riding to Abilene town
Riding to Abilene town
Grandpa would lay the trail down
Riding to Abilene town

A full-fledged cow herd, two thousand and one
He wrangled along the Chisholm Trail run
When daylight on the trail began to fade
They gathered around the campfire he made
He spoke of all the old cowboys he knew
Some were outlaws but still a jolly crew
The cows were fed grass and not castor bean
While driven to the town of Abilene

Riding to Abilene town
Riding to Abilene town
Grandpa would lay the trail down
Riding to Abilene town

For twenty five years Grandpa did his part
Each Spring he’d wait for the trail drive to start
Some cowboys got trodden, too late to save
They were buried in a lone prairie grave
Of the wild stampedes my Grandpa recalled
His cowboy songs and yarns kept me enthralled
Grandpa was a wrangler, brown, tall and lean
On the trail to the town of Abilene

Riding to Abilene town
Riding to Abilene town
Grandpa would lay the trail down
Riding to Abilene town

Then, at last, the Chisholm trail drives were o’er
The west has never been wild as before
Almost forgotten, yarns tired and forlorn
My grandpa made them to me be reborn
If grandpa were alive down to this day
To his grown grandson I know he would say
Write cowboy songs and some yarns you lay down
About my riding to Abilene town

Riding to Abilene town
Riding to Abilene town
Grandpa would lay the trail down
Riding to Abilene town



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metalfoot's picture

What a gorgeously classic cowboy feel to this lyric. Really nice. Smile