The Kansas Line

The Kansas Line

Come all you jolly cowmen, don’t you want to go
Way up on the Kansas line?
Where you whoop up the cattle from morning till night
All out in the midnight rain.

The cowboy’s life is a dreadful life
He’s driven through heat and cold
I’m almost froze with the water on my clothes
A-ridin’ through heat and cold.

I’ve been where the lightnin’, the lightnin’ tangled in my eyes
The cattle I could scarcely hold
Think I heard my boss man say
I want all brave-hearted men who ain’t afraid to die
To whoop up the cattle from morning till night
Way up on the Kansas line.

Speaking of your farms and your shanty charms
Speaking of your silver and gold
Take a cowman’s advice, go and marry you a true and lovely little wife
Never to roam, always stay at home
That’s a cowman’s, a cowman’s advice
Way up on the Kansas line.

Think I heard the noisy cook say
Wake up, boys, it’s near the break of day
Way up on the Kansas line
And slowly we will rise with the sleepy feeling eyes
Way up on the Kansas line

The cowboy’s life is a dreary, dreary life
All out in the midnight rain
I’m almost froze with the water on my clothes
Way up on the Kansas line.