Orphans Preferred

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song lyric about the Pony Express

 

Orphans Preferred

 

Bill left Sacramento

In the early morning rain,

And flew across the country

Like an eastbound hurricane,

And over in Missouri

Johnny hit the westward trail,

With a pistol and a Bible

And twenty pounds of mail.

 

"Orphans preferred"

The poster had read,

A hundred bucks a month

But there's danger ahead,

You could ride into history

Or gallop to your death,

It's up to the Lord

And the Pony Express.

 

As young Bill and Johnny

Turned their tired ponies in,

The hopped right up on new ones

And they headed out again,

A hundred miles later

Brand-new riders hit the trail,

With a pistol and a Bible

And twenty pounds of mail.

 

"Orphans preferred"

The poster had read,

A hundred bucks a month

But there's danger ahead,

You could ride into history

Or gallop to your death,

It's up to the Lord

And the Pony Express.

 

Many more would follow,

Two hundred, more or less,

With everything from gossip

To the Gettysburg Address,

Yes, all across the nation

Day and night, they hit the trail ,

With a pistol and a Bible

And twenty pounds of mail.

 

"Orphans preferred"

The poster had read,

A hundred bucks a month

But there's danger ahead,

Yes, you could ride into history

Or gallop to your death,

It's up to the Lord

And the Pony Express.

 

p.s. In case you are a member of a Bluegrass, Folk, or Western group (or know someone who is) and might be interested in co-writing, please let me know.  This lyric has already been recorded and released, but I have a lot that haven't. dennisgoodwin1947@gmail.com


Submitted: December 08, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Dennis L. Goodwin. All rights reserved.

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