As I walked out in the streets of Laredo
As I walked out in Laredo one day
I spied a poor cowboy wrapped up in white linen
All wrapped in white linen as cold as the clay
""I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy""
These words he did say as I proudly stepped by
""Come sit down beside me and hear my sad story
I'm shot in the breast and I know I must die
""'Twas once in the saddle I used to go ridin'
Once in the saddle I used to go gay
First lead to drinkin', and then to card-playing
I'm shot in the...
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