I was moping around the outer corrals
of a friend of mine's ranch one day.
When I seen this old gray haired cowboy,
kneel down to the ground to pray.
He said, "Good morning Sir, it's just me
But, I thought I'd stop and kinda talk
Now you know how it is in the cow game Lord,
Ya see, the water holes are nearly dried up
Now I ain't got no favors to ask for myself,
So excuse me Sir for taking up your time
Well I slowly turned and I walked away
Just to think this old man, just a common
Well, we missed that old man at breakfast
And if you should wonder if this story is
© Doyle R. Quinn I 1963
1.The Cowboy must never shoot first, hit a smaller man, or take unfair advantage.
2.He must never go back on his word, or a trust confided in him.
3.He must always tell the truth.
4.He must be gentle with children, the elderly, and animals.
5.He must not advocate or possess racially or religiously intolerant ideas.
6.He must help people in distress.
7.He must be a good worker.
8.He must keep himself clean in thought, speech, action, and personal habits.
9.He must respect women, parents, and his nations laws.
10.The Cowboy is a patriot.