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The Wire And The Rail Recorded by Red Steagall Written by Red Steagall and Dale Burson
G C The call came for young fearless riders D7 G Those that had made it safely home from war C While we were fighting yanks up in Shiloh D7 G Them longhorns were growing by the score
Em D7 And now the north was hungry A7 D7 For beef and leather they would pay G C And when the rail road reached Kansas D7 G Our job was to drive them up that way
C D7 G So raise a glass to the drovers C A7 D7 Who braved the dangers of the trail C D7 G C They faded into history D7 G With the coming of the wire and the rail
C We gathered them down by San Antone D7 G And headed up the Chisum Trail in May C Two thousand head wild as mule deer D7 G Lined out like a ribbon on the planes
Em D7 The rivers rose to meet us A7 D7 We battled the heat and the rain G C We lost a man when they ran one night D7 G And buried him in a shallow grave
C Long endless days in the saddle D7 G Cold and weary sleeping on the ground C Night was singing to the cattle D7 G Wild and wooly once we got to town
Em D7 We never made much money A7 D7 And no one remembers our name G C For twenty years we ruled the range boys D7 G Till the railroads in Texas changed the game
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