Well I'm sittin' down in San Anton'
Waiting on an eight o'clock train
My woman left me here last night
Things ain't been quite the same
I gotta get back to Dallas
And tie up a few loose ends
I'm gonna work a week make a hundred dollars
Aw and hit the road again
So I don't want you to think

That you're the first one
To leave me out here on my own
Cause this ain't gonna be the first time
This ol' cowboy spent the night alone

Now honey I've been a fool but a bigger fool
I can't remember when I've been
Just to open up my heart
And let you walk right in
Now there's one thing in this life
Ain't hard for me to do
That's as soon as I kiss the lips of another woman
I'm gonna forget all about you
So I don't want you to think

That you're the first one
To leave me out here on my own
No this ain't gonna be the first time
This ol' cowboy spent the night alone

(Solo)

If you wrote all the woman's names down I know
And let me pick one out
I don't think there'd be one in the whole bunch
Aw I'd give a hoot about
So I don't want you to think

That you're the first one
To leave this ol' boy out here on his own
Cause this ain't gonna be the first time
This ol' cowboy spent the night alone
No this ain't gonna be the first time
This ol' cowboy spent the night alone









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This Ol' Cowboy Lyrics as written by Toy Caldwell

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    General Comment

    I'm seriously the first comment on this? What a shame, this is such a great song. Definitely one of Marshall Tucker Band's best. RIP Toy, you were such a talent.

    blinkexists_75on February 19, 2010   Link
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    General Comment

    It could be the ultimate guy breakup song.

    He's bumming. But is isn't going to be a wuss about it. He's moving on and hopping back on another horse.

    And when he is going to be banging the next chick, he isn't going to be too worried about his previous girlfriend either.

    On a 10 to 1, this song is a 10.

    JamesLoveon August 20, 2010   Link
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    To me, it’s absolutely the contrary. This man, not anymore a young one, thought he was a hard boiled one with no woman able to reach his heart and he realizes he’s not but he’s too proud to admit it. His heart is broken, he’s obviously suffering and he convinces himself he’ll soon go back to his former life and find another woman (more than one) and will forget. That’s the way The Marshall Tucker’s played it when I saw them, it’s a very emotional one and there are men like this old cowboy. I knew one, somehow too proud to admit he was in love and was ready to leave after an argument (maybe what happened there, leading him to wait at the station, lonely and broke, probably losing hair and feeling pain in his bones from long times away rodeos because he’s not the young bronco he used to be anymore). He was smart enough and I was pitiful enough to communicate so we didn’t waste love and he’s still around.

    Valeanoon March 17, 2020   Link

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