(C)My home’s in Montana, I (F)wear a bandana,
My (C)spurs are silver, my horse is a (G)bay.
And (C)I’ve been a-roamin’ all (F)over Wyomin’,
There’s (C)plenty of work, but there (G)ain’t too much (C)pay.
(F)Me and a few boys we (C)signed on at Dubois,
To (C)feed through the winter and camp out a(G)while.
Come a (C)hard hittin’ norther from the (F)Montana border,
We (C)tallied the frozen ones (G)mile after (C)mile.
(C)Well they give you your three squares and a (F)bunk to sleep there,
And (C)just enough wages to keep you a(G)round.
But with (C)no place to spend it and (F)nowhere to send it,
You can (C)stay out of debt if you (G)stay out of (C)town.
It’s (F)horses and cattle and a (C)double rig saddle,
With a (C)stout line, a catch twine, and a good ropin’ (G)arm.
Wher(C)ever there’s ranches, I’ve been (F)takin’ my chances,
(C)We struck out for Laramie (F)early one Saturday,
(C)Spring was a breakin’ the grass turnin’ (G)green.
Well, (C)I took a hand in some (F)fast movin’ brandin’,
When they (C)offered top wages at the (G)Bar Seven(C)teen.
We (F)followed a rodeo (C)clear up to Codeo,
(C)Tryin’ to ride me a bronco or (G)two.
Well, I (C)busted some hosses for (F)two or three bosses,
And (C)lost all the wages that (G)ever I (C)drew.
(C)Well it’s hell and high water for the (F)Idaho border,
Where (C)I’ve got a gal if that letter don’t (G)lie.
If she (C)gives me a reason to (F)stay through the season,
I’ll (C)take her to Elko when the (F)snow starts to (C)fly.