Tuesday, October 6, 2009

In Cheyenne


In the late eighties, I met my bestest best friend in the whole wide world! We both found ourselves stationed in Cheyenne Wyoming after wonderful, fun-filled, glorious years in Europe. We formed an immediate bond and we began writing songs together. He is an amazing musician and poet and I gladly went along for the ride. Some beautiful pieces of inspiration came from our partnership, and we actually came up with some pretty good songs.
And then there was this!
We decided we should write a boot-scootin’ countrified piece of garbage in honor of our new home: Cheyenne. Enjoy!


In Cheyenne

Male voice:
When I left you in Cheyenne
You were pregnant and afraid
Your teeth were still in braces
And your hair hair was in a braid
Then I went off to Texas
Breakin’ broncos in a show
And you stayed back in Cheyenne
Just a’watchin’ my babies grow

Together:
Ohhhh whoaaaa
Just watchin’ them babies grow
Ohhhh whoaaaa
Just watchin’ ‘em grow ....
..... in Cheyenne

Female voice:

But that was fourteen years ago
The kids are almost grown
Molly done had a baby
And LeRoy’s on his own
I turned twenty eight today
I’m feelin’ old and frail
Molly’s kids are cryin’
And LeRoy’s back in jail

Together:
Ohhhh whoaaaa
Just watchin’ them babies grow
Ohhhh whoaaaa
Just watchin’ ‘em grow ...
... in Cheyenne

Female spoken word:
C’mon Robert Earl
Why did you leave me
What’s there in Texas
That there ain’t in Cheyenne
Them broncos don’t love you
Likes the way I do
C’mon back where you belong ...
.... in Cheyenne



(Give us enough beer and we might even sing it for you!)

3 comments:

Ric said...

Thanks! Now that tune will be in my head for a week!

tim said...

YeeHaw.

Lucy Reedy said...

HAHAHAHA! Not only can I imagine you and Ric writing this together and performing it, it strikes a painfully true chord. "that songs there tellin' my life story!"