Windy Bill (Or "The Old Black Steer")
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Performed By:  Rex Allen, Sr.
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Bill was a Texas lad
And he could rope, you bet
He swore the Steer he couldn't tie 
Well, he'd never met him yet 
Now all the boys knew an old Black Steer 
Who's a kind of an old outlaw 
Who'd run down in the Malpais 
At the foot of Rocky Draw

This old Black Steer had stood his ground 
With Punchers from ev'rywhere 
So they bet old Bill at two-to-one 
That he couldn't quite get there 
Then Bill brought out his old Gray Hoss 
His Withers 'n' Back were raw 
Prepared to tackle that big Black Brute 
That run down in the Draw 

With his Brazos Bit and his Sam Stack Tree
His Chaps and Spurs to boot 
His old Maguey tied hard and fast 
Bill swore he'd get that Brute 
Now, first Bill sort-a sauntered 'round 
Old Blackie began to paw 
Then he throwed his tail straight up in the air 
And went driftin' down the Draw 

(Verse not included in Rex Allen recording)
The old Gray Plug flew after him 
For he'd been eatin' Corn 
And Bill, he piled his old Maguey
Right 'round old Blackie's Horns 
The old Gray Hoss, he stopped right still 
The Cinches broke like Straw 
And the old Maguey and the Sam Stack Tree
Went driftin' down the Draw 

Bill, he lit in a Flint Rock Pile 
His face and hands were scratched 
He said he thought he could rope a Snake
But he guessed he'd met his match 
He paid his bets like a little man 
Without a bit of Jaw 
And 'llowed old Blackie was the best 
Of anything in the Draw 

There's a moral to my story, boys 
And that you all must see 
Whenever you go to tie a Snake
Don't tie it to your Tree 
But take your Dally Welters 
'Cordin' to California law 
You'll never see your old Rim-fire
Go driftin' down the Draw
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