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In a Sow’s Ear 5-18-09

Writing song parodies is an addiction (although the practice could be annoying to your friends and real musicians). Usually, a parody means to be humorous. Agriculture in general, especially livestock growing, is an endless source of humor. Few occupations lend themselves to the daily chance you might get kicked, bit, or killed. See? Already the subject is funny. The following was written some years ago, but I’ve updated it a smidgen. Screech the words to an Army marching cadence.

The Cowboy Life

A cowboy’s life is mighty swell,



At chasin’ cows he does real well.

Sound off! One, two, three, four ” Eat Beef!



He feeds them cows in winter time,

Rolls them bales, and picks up twine.

Sound off! One, two, three, four ” Eat Beef!

Frostbite feet and nose and hands,

He don’t quit cuz he’s got sand.

Sound off! One, two, three, four ” Eat Beef!

He feeds in blizzards from a truck,

Drifts so thick that he gits stuck.

Sound off! One, two, three, four ” Eat Beef!

Spring arrives, the cows give birth,

Droppin’ calves on Mother Earth.

Sound off! One, two, three, four ” Eat Beef!

Sometimes calfie gits hung up,

A cowboy has to know his stuff.

Sound off! One, two, three, four ” Eat Beef!

Hook a chain on two small feet,

Pull that calf; it slides out neat.

Sound off! One, two, three, four ” Eat Beef!

Mama cow gets on the fight,

Tries to horn him, that ain’t right.

Sound off! One, two, three, four ” Eat Beef!

Brand the calves when spring has sprung,

Cowboy stained with bovine dung.

Sound off! One, two, three, four ” Eat Beef!

Trail the cows to summer range,

Bulls get busy making change.

Sound off! One, two, three, four ” Eat Beef!

Hayfields he must irrigate,

Ain’t no fun, this chore he hates.

Sound off! One, two, three, four ” Eat Beef!

Fixes fence, gets bit by ticks,

Scratches like he’s lost his wits.

Sound off! One, two, three, four ” Eat Beef!

Mow the hayfield, see a snake,

Dodge that reptile; mower breaks.

Sound off! One, two, three, four ” Eat Beef!

Stack the hay to reach the sky,

Work from dawn till daylight dies.

Sound off! One, two, three, four ” Eat Beef!

Round up cattle in the fall,

Wean them calves and hear ’em bawl.

Sound off! One, two, three, four ” Eat Beef!

Ship the calves on semi-trucks

Feedlots take ’em, grain ’em up

Sound off! One, two, three, four ” Eat Beef!

Makin’ steaks for folks who eat,

Ranch-grown beef that can’t be beat.

Sound off! One, two, three, four ” Eat Beef!

Give a cheer and have a beer,

Made it through another year

Sound off! One, two, three, four ” Eat Beef!


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