Indian Cowboy

03:01

Lyrics

 

If you ever go out to the circus 

Where the Wallendas walk on the wire 

I'll tell you a tale to remember 

When the white horses leap rings of fire 

 

It was a cold night in Oklahoma 

The show was about to begin 

The animals they were all restless 

When the star horse she broke from her pen 

 

She was a mare of high spirit 

Just like a whore on Saturday night 

She's kickin' and buckin' past the men who were brushin' 

The elephants lyin' on their sides 

 

Next to the tent sat some lanterns 

They were dangerously close to the hay 

That mare headed straight for those lanterns 

Some fool had put there by mistake 

 

Then up stepped some Indian Cowboy 

His lasso went whirlin' throught the air 

And in the full dead middle of danger 

He roped that runaway mare 

 

Then the elephants raised up their trumpets 

Two of them broke free from their chains 

and they stampeded that Indian Cowboy 

Who had saved the big top from flames 

 

So if you ever go out to the circus 

Where the Wallendas walk on the wire 

You just remember that Indian Cowboy 

When the white horses leap rings of fire

 

 

(From the album The Wheel Still In Spin)

music & lyrics by Joe Ely