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About Dale Burson

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About Dale Burson


I am a fourth generation rancher from the Texas Panhandle and am a singer-songwriter that focuses on western family values and the cowboy lifestyle that I have been blessed to be a part of. I have been and continue to be a featured performer at cowboy gatherings and concerts throughout the US. I have three albums: The Burson Family Ranch featured our kids Ross and Brittney and was our first; Dancing With Daddy also featured Ross and Brittany; and the newest, The Heart, is my first solo project. I was awarded the Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum for "A Life More Than This" as Outstanding Original Western Composition from the Dancing With Daddy CD. 
 

 

Selected Lyrics 

 

A Life More Than This

Sign on the Gate

The Hand

 

 

 

A Life More Than This

Well the wind's gettin nippy the leaves have turned gold
I break out my Carhartt to ward off the cold,
and the fall work is going by faster each year,
I could be someplace warmer but I'd rather be here.

Chorus
I cannot imagine a life more than this
the cattle the horses the wife and the kids,
and I always look forward to when spring rolls around
see the grass start its greening and the calves hit the ground.

This ranch has been ours for quite a long time,
it was Pap's and then Daddy's then it was mine,
someday I will pass it on to my son,
and hope his generation won't be the last one.

Chorus

Someday I'll quit workin when I get too old,
I'll sit on the porch and watch the leaves turn gold,
I'll rock and remember the works in the fall,
feel the wind gettin nippy and relive it all.

Chorus

© 2004, Dale Burson, Milliron Music
These words may not be reprinted or reposted without the author's written permission.

 

Recipient of the Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
Outstanding Original Western Composition

 

 

 

Sign on the Gate

The alarm clock ended the night at five AM,
I put on that light blue shirt says my name is Jim,
the cattle guard sings a tune beneath the wheels
but the sign Daddy put on the gate is hangin there still.

Chorus
Yes sir and no sir can I help you ma'am,
means I'm getting closer to get to stay right where I am,
to keep the sign on the gate means a job in town.

It wasn't what I wanted but what has to be
when everything fell apart in eighty three,
that summer was hot and the prices were low,
we laid Daddy to rest and I miss him so.

Chorus

The work isn't that hard but the days are long,
sometimes you have to do what you can just to get along,
now the time on the clock pays the bills,
but the sign Daddy put on the gate is hangin there still.

Chorus

Now my day here is finished and I'm headed home,
been around people all day but I feel so alone,
but the pride swells within me when I top the hill,
and see the sign Daddy put on the gate hangin there still.

Chorus

© 2015, Dan Shipley and Dale Burson, Milliron Music
These words may not be reprinted or reposted without the author's written permission.
 


 


 

The Hand

As a child he dreamed of the west,
he had a hat some boots and a vest,
but his trail never took him that far,
he made his living with a suit and a car.

Chorus
The wagon's where he wanted to be
punching cows for the old Bar-G,
saddled up and ready to brand
he just knew he could make em a hand.

His days were filled with his route
selling product was what he was about,
but by the glow of the motel room light
he read stories of what the west was like.

He learned the trade from the words on the page
that he could be the cow boss by this age,
‘cause in his heart he could have gone far
if he'd never owned a suit or a car.

Chorus

Now he's retired and he lives in the home
and his youth and his strength are both gone,
he can't read cause he's nearly blind
but he cowboy's each day in his mind.

Chorus

© 2015, Dale Burson, Milliron Music
These words may not be reprinted or reposted without the author's written permission.

 

 

 

Recordings

 

The Heart


2015

 "...The Heart is more than just well-crafted songs and superb musicianship. It's 'The Heart' of Dale Burson, gifted songwriter and musician who also happens to be a fine storyteller taking us on a musical journey through the life and times of cowboys, ranchers, and people who live and work in that vast and wonderful high plains country of Texas...."  Don Edwards


Includes:

Code of the West by Jay Snider and Dale Burson
Sign on the Gate by Dan Shipley and Dale Burson
The Hand by Dale Burson
Sounds of the Cowboy by Dan Shipley
Light in his Eyes by Dale Burson
Ribbons of the Road by Dan Shipley
Wind in the Wheel by Red Steagall and Dale Burson
The Heart by Dale Burson
Son of a Sailor by Dan Shipley and Dale Burson
Things of This Life by Dale Burson

 

Available for $17.50 postpaid from:

Dale Burson
PO Box 88
Channing, TX 79018
daleburson@yahoo.com

 
 


 

Burson Family Ranch


2004

Includes:

Texas River Song traditional
Moonlight on the Water traditional
Rain Song by Dale Burson
Old Cowboy’s Waltz by Bob Campbell
Wild Rippling Waters traditional
Callie Beth’s Lullaby by Dale Burson
Old Chisum Trail traditional
Shenandoah traditional
Cowboy Life I Lead by Bob Campbell
Pap by Dale Burson
Memaw’s Front Yard by Ross and Brittany Burson
Cowboy Angel by Dan Shipley and Dale Burson
Code of the West by Dale Burson
Ridin’ Down the Canyon by Gene Autry and Smiley Burnett


Available for $17.00 postpaid from:

Dale Burson
PO Box 88
Channing, TX 79018
daleburson@yahoo.com

 


 


 

Dancing with Daddy

 
2001


"The institution of family is the single most important thread in the tapestry of America. Without family and the feeling of belonging, our society would fall apart like a cheap suit. The Burson family is one of the strongest families I have even encountered, and is the perfect example of a family that works and prays together to form a bond that nothing on earth can break. That bond is made of love, respect, and dedication. All that they are shows up in their music. If you had never met them, you will fall in love with these folks just by listening to this CD."  Red Steagall


Includes:

Dancing with Daddy by Brittany Burson
The Road to Spencer by Ricky Skaggs
Drover’s Lullaby by the Burson Family
Up and Blowed Away by Dan Shipley and Dale Burson
A Woman’s Life by Andy Wilkinson
When the Grass was Still Deep by Dan Shipley and Dale Burson
Dale’s Waltz by Dale Burson
Another Trip on the Bay by Dan Shipley
Johnny Dear by Chuck Milner
Seventeen by Dan Shipley
Education Blues by Ross Burson
Hell After the Yearlin’s by Dale Burson
Down on the Creek by Dan Shipley
A Life More Than This by Dale Burson*

*recipient of the Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum as
Outstanding Original Western Composition


 

Available for $17.00 postpaid from:

Dale Burson
PO Box 88
Channing, TX 79018
daleburson@yahoo.com
 


 

 

More


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                     Hear Dale Burson sing "Wind in the Wheel" from The Heart at the Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering, a co-write with Red Steagall.


 "Code of the West" on The Heart is a co-write with poet Jay Snider, originally titled "The Cowboy's a Legend."

 



 

 
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