|Artist: The Grateful Dead||From the Album: The Best of The Grateful Dead ||Year Released: 1971|
|Rating: Very good song||Number of Plays: 285||Last Played 5/23/2019 8:10:20 PM|
Me and my uncle went ridin # down,
South Colorado, West Texas bound.
We stopped over in Santa Fe,
That bein # the point just about half way,
And you know it was the hottest part of the day.
I took the horses up to the stall,
Went to the barroom, ordered drinks for all.
Three days in the saddle, you know my body hurt,
It bein # summer, I took off my shirt,
And I tried to wash off some of that dusty dirt.
When Texas cowboys, they # s all around,
With liquor and money, they loaded down.
So soon after payday, know it seemed a shame;
You know my uncle, he starts a friendly game,
High-low jack and the winner take the hand.
My uncle starts winnin # ; cowboys got sore.
One of them called him, and then two more,
Accused him of cheatin # ; Oh no, it couldn # t be.
I know my uncle, he # s as honest as me,
And I # m as honest as a Denver man can be.
One of them cowboys, he starts to draw,
And I shot him down, Lord he never saw.
Well I grabbed a bottle, cracked him in the jaw,
Shot me another, oh damn he won # t grow old.
In the confusion, my uncle grabbed the gold,
And we high-tailed it down to Mexico.
I love those cowboys, I love their gold,
I loved my uncle, God rest his soul,
Taught me good, Lord, Taught me all I know
Taught me so well, I grabbed that gold
And I left his dead ass there by the side of the road.