"This Cowboys Hat" as written by and Jake Brooks....
Well there's always been groups of people that never could see eye to eye
And I always thougt if they ever had a chance to sit down and talk face to face
They might realize they got a lot in common

Well I was sittin' in a coffee shop
Just havin' a cup to pass the time
Swapin' rodeo stories with this old cowboy friend of mine
When some motorcycle riders started snickerin' in the back

Started pokin' fun at my friend's hat
One ol' boy said "Hey Tex where'd you park your horse?"
My friend just pulled his hat down low but they couldn't be ignored
One husky fella said "I think I'll rip that hat right off your head."
That's when my friend turned around and this is what he said

"You'll ride a black tornado 'cross the western sky
Rope an ol blue norter and milk it till it's dry
Bulldog the Mississippi, pin it's ears down flat
Long before you take this cowboys hat

"Now partner this old hat is better left alone
See it used to be my daddy's
But, last year he passed on
My nephew skined the rattler that makes up this ol' hatband

But, back in sixty nine he died in vietnam
Now the eagle feather was given to me by an indian friend of mine
But, someone ran he down somewhere around that Arizona line
And a real special lady gave me this hatpin
And I don't know if I'll ever see her again

"You'll ride a black tornado 'cross the western sky
Rope an ol blue norter and milk it till it's dry
Bulldog the Mississippi, pin it's ears down flat
Long before you take this cowboys hat

"now if your leather jaket means to you what this hat means to me
Then I guess we understand each other and we'll just let it be
But, if you still think it's funny, man you got my back up against the wall
And if you touch my hat you're gonna havta fight us all"

Well right then I caught a little sadness in that gang leader's eyes
He turned back to the others and they all just kinda shuffled on outside
But when my friend turned back towards me
I noticed he's ol' hatbrim
Well it was turned up in a big ol' Texas grin

"You'll ride a black tornado 'cross the western sky
Rope an ol blue nortern and milk it till it's dry
Bulldog the Mississippi, pin it's ears down flat
Long before you take this cowboys hat"


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"This Cowboy's Hat [DVD]" as written by Jake Brooks

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    General CommentThis song is about how no matter how different we can be from each other evry one can relate though our hearts, and once you can do that then even the tough aint so tough. great son and video.

    In memory of Chris Ledoux
    Born on October 2, 1948
    Died on March 9, 2005

    March 9, 2005 - Chris LeDoux, singer/songwriter and rodeo champion and
    acclaimed sculpture, passed away this morning at the age of 56 in Casper,
    Wyoming.

    chrisledoux.com/
    W32oldsmobileon March 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentamen
    cheesedip1on August 06, 2007   Link
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    cheesedip1on August 06, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Hey,Tex,where'd you park your horse".
    "If it was in your ass,you'd know"...see my big ol' Texas grin? ;)
    Chris was a great artist too bad he's gone. :(
    Thia007on November 30, 2011   Link
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    MemorySome years back, I was in a meeting; and, since no hat rack was furnished, I had to set my hat (on the crown, thank you) on the table by my place. When I returned to the room after a break, one of the other attendees had my hat on his head and a goofy grin on his face!

    One look at the expression on my face and the hat was quickly removed and returned to the table.

    Some people's kids. . . .
    K_Lastimaon October 28, 2012   Link
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    MemorySome years back, I was in a meeting; and, since no hat rack was furnished, I had to set my hat (on the crown, thank you) on the table by my place. When I returned to the room after a break, one of the other attendees had my hat on his head and a goofy grin on his face!

    One look at the expression on my face and the hat was quickly removed and returned to the table.

    Some people's kids. . . .
    K_Lastimaon October 28, 2012   Link

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