Ride On (Spurs)

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Down on the farm
Where the red fern grows
We didn't have no money
We didn't have no fancy clothes
My ma and pa
They told me son
If you want something out of your life
You better run
So I packed my bag
And my old guitar
And I grabbed enough food to get me plenty far
Then I looked at pa
And I said 'How can I repay?'
And my old man, he turned away

And he said:

Ride on, lonesome cowboy
You know you must ride on
Ride on down that dusty highway
You better ride on down that road
You've got the spurs jangling off your boots
The wind blowing at your back
You know it's high time you paid your dues
But you don't know how to act
Ride on, weary stranger
You better ride on down that road

I rode for seven days
Until I found a town
Where a man like me could settle down
A fertile piece of land
Down in San Antone
Where the coyotes cry and the buffalo roam
I found a job
Working for the man
I paid my rent on time
Doing the best I can
Until the day the landlord heard me play my guitar
He said 'Son, you've got to hit that road, you're gonna go far."


from Comrades, released February 3, 2017
Music and lyrics by Jason Jefferies



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