Cowboy Jack lyrics


He was just a lowly cowboy
With a heart so brave and true
He learned to love a maiden
With eyes of heaven's own blue

They learned to love each other
And named their wedding day
When a quarrel came between them
And Jack he rode away

He joined a band of cowboys
And tried to forget her name
But out on the lonely prairie
She waits for him the same

One night when work was finished
Just at the close of day
Someone said sing a song Jack
T'will drive dull cares away

When Jack began his singing
His mind it wandered back
And he sang of a lonely maiden
Who waited for her Jack

Jack left the camp next morning
Breathing his sweetheart's name
I'll go and ask forgiveness
For I know I'm to blame

But when he reached the prairie
He found a new made mound
His friends they sadly told him
They'd laid his loved one down

They said as she was dying
She breathed her sweetheart's name
And with her last breath asked them
To tell him when he came

Your sweetheart waits for you Jack
Your sweetheart waits for you
Out on the lonely prairie
Where the skies are always blue

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