Long about sundown, I was taken my ease
Slouchin' in my saddle enjoying the breeze
When up comes a botheration
Leadin' to a little bit of complication
I see'd down to a bend in the creek
A bovine was stuck and gettin' weak.
Ever'one else was sat down to chuck
I couldn't leave that little heifer stuck
I took my dallies and built me a loop.
I tossed it over that cow stuck in the goop.
I tied off that lasso tight on my horn.
I backed her up put tension on the rope
And started to pull her up that slope
She slipped and she slid and wallowed around.
I was afeared this maverick would put me aground
By now so dark I couldn't see I had to grope.
Fer gettin' some chuck I was fast losin' hope
The night has critters I'm glad I can't see.
Some could surely make a meal outta me.
That dadburn old cow was makin' me curse
I couldn't see as how things could get worse
Pullin' I finally freed that old cow.
Right then and htere I made me a vow.
If ever I see'd a critter in that much distress
I'd do the same without a second guess
I gets back to camp I and smells them vittles
Ol' cookie has done saved me just a little
Boss man wonders why i'm so late
I tell him my sad story while cleanin' my plate
He says the problem done started last week
The heifer's calf had done drown in the creek
I felt kinda low for how I had whined
It was her dogie she's tryin' t' find