Tim The Cowboy
In March, the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma shut down, (like everywhere else). During the lockdown, their security guard, Tim, took over the museum's twitter account and a social media star was born. https://twitter.com/ncwhm I thought that Tim, like every good cowboy hero, needed a ballad written about him.
Update July 28:
One of the things about our culture of positive comments only is sometimes obvious mistakes don't get mentioned. This song is a week old and has 11 comments. Not one of them pointed out that the the guitar and vox were out of sync several bars. I record vox and guitars simultaneously on separate channels. Somehow alternate tracks were live when I rendered it down (The DAW equivalent of a typo). I have rendered it down so that I am now singing in time with the guitar.
Tim the Cowboy
© Sean McGaughey July 20, 2020
For Tim the Cowboy from the National Cowboy Museum https://twitter.com/ncwhm
No One saw it coming, that day in early March
When the museum was closed down and left in the dark.
The workers went home and locked all the doors.
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Leaving Tim the Guard alone to walk the floors.
The Bosses said hey Tim, We’ve a thing for you to do.
For as long as we are closed would you send a tweet or two?
He said, I’ve never Twittered but I will give it a try.
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And the world was introduced to a heck of a guy.
3 cheers for Tim the Cowboy, You’re a beacon of light
You share your joy with everyone on endless prairie nights.
At first he was unsure and stumbled about
He tweeted, “Tips for Twitter” to figure it out.
His nephew said make a hashtag just for your museum.
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Tim typed #HashtagTheCowboy, Soon everyone could see’em
Tim teased Seth from Marketing that he would take his place
His tweets of the collection put a smile on every face
For all the folks stuck at home dreaming of the range
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He shared a wholesome viewpoint in a season of strange.
For cowboys on the range, bandanas were a must
To keep their faces clear of the bugs and the dust
Tim kindly asks Y’all keep the cowboy way.
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Tip your hat, say “Howdy” and keep six feet away.
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