My Love Is a Rider (The Bucking Bronco) (Belle Starr)

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Lyrics: Belle Starr.
Tune: Traditional.


My love is a rider; wild horses, he breaks.
But he’s promised to give it up just for my sake.
One foot, he ties up, and the saddle puts on.
With a leap and a jump, he is mounted and gone.

The first time I saw him was early last spring.
He was riding a bronco, a high-headed thing.
He tipped me a wink as he gaily did go,
For he wished me to notice his bucking bronco.

The next time I saw him was early last fall.
He was swinging the ladies at Tomlinson’s ball.
We laughed and we talked as we danced to and fro.
And he promised he’d ne’er ride another bronco.

He made me some presents; among them, a ring.
The return that I made him was a far better thing.
’Twas a young maiden’s heart, and I’ll have you all know
He has won it by riding his bucking bronco.

Now, listen, young maidens, where’er you reside.
Don’t listen to the cowboy who swings his rawhide.
He’ll court you and kiss you and leave you and go
Up the trail in the spring on his bucking bronco.


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