"Coyotes" as written by and Bob Mcdill....
Was a cowboy I knew in south Texas,
His face was burnt deep by the sun,
Part history, part sage, part mesquit,
He was there when Poncho Villa was young.

And he'd tell you a tale of the old days,
When the country was wild all around,
Sit out under the stars of the Milky Way,
And listen while the coyotes howl.

And they go... hoo yip hoo yip hoo
hoodi hoo di yip hoo di yip hoo
hoo yip hoo yip hoo
hoo di hoo di yip hoo di yip hoo

Now the long horns are gone,
And the drovers are gone,
The Comanches are gone,
And the outlaws are gone,
Geronimo is gone,
And Sam Bass is gone,
And the lion is gone,
And the red wolf is gone.

Well he cursed all the roads and the oil men,
And he cursed the automobile,
Said this is no place for an hombre like I am,
In this new world of asphalt and steel.

Then he'd look off some place in the distance,
At something only he could see,
He'd say all that's left now of the old days,
Those damned old coyotes and me.

And they go hoo yip hoo yip hoo
hoodi hoo di yip hoo di yip hoo
hoo yip hoo yip hoo
hoo di hoo di yip hoo di yip hoo

Now the long horns are gone,
And the drovers are gone
The Comanches are gone
And the outlaws are gone,
Now Quantro is gone,
Stan Watie is gone
And lion is gone,
And the red wolf is gone.

One morning they searched his adobe,
He disappeared without even a word,
But that night as the moon crossed the mountain,
One more coyote was heard.

And he'd go, hoo yip hoo yip hoo
hoodi hoo di yip hoo di yip hoo
hoo yip hoo yip hoo
hoo di hoo di yip hoo di yip hoo

hoo yip hoo yip hoo
hoodi hoo di yip hoo di yip hoo
hoo yip hoo yip hoo
hoo di hoo di yip hoo di yip hoo




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"Coyotes" as written by Bob Mcdill

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    General CommentVery touching song, sad, and reminiscent. Don Edward's version is great. This song was briefly played in the documentary film, "Grizzly Man." Pretty interesting to look up who these different figures were and what all they did: Sam Bass, Stan Watie, etc. Great song about the West, what it was, and what we've lost. An idyllic look at the good ole days.
    "Well he cursed all the roads and the oil men
    And he cursed the automobile
    Said this is no place for a hombre like I am
    In this new world of asphalt and steel"
    - Basically, by becoming an industrialized nation, we've lost a lot of our natural treasures. Asphalt and shopping malls are taking up what used to be green, wide-open spaces that were full of habitat. It reminds me of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "All I Can Do Is Write About It" -
    "...Did you ever stop and think about well
    The air you're breathin'
    ...Cause when I can see the concreate slowly creeping
    Lord, take me and mine before that comes"
    smtownon April 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe evolution and change of the American West has destroyed the beauty that this man had found in the land years before. Relatively simple song, but a definite keeper.
    cdaringeon December 12, 2007   Link

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