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DARON LITTLE
Encampment, Wyoming
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Long Rope and a Faraway Look

The morning light crawls across the open sky,
He trailers out, jumps his horse and starts to ride.
Things are different, than a hundred years ago,
But he still cowboys, it's the only life he's ever known

(With his) long rope and his faraway Look
Riding hard for the brand,
A pitching colt on some frosty Morning
He's down the road to make a hand.

He may be riding down the Palo Duro,
Or freezing to death on some wagon, just out of Elko
Or poppng brush down south of Alpine,
Or running yearlings up near Casper, listening to the wind whine.

(With his) long rope and his faraway look
Riding hard for the brand,
A pitching colt on some frosty Morning
He's down the road to make a hand.

She's followed him from ranch to ranch through the west,
And weathered it all, yes she's given him her best.
She's stood tall, a proud desert flower
And try as she might she just can't match the power

(Of his) long rope and his faraway look
Riding hard for the brand,
A pitching colt on some frosty Morning
He's down the road to make a hand.

© 2009, Daron Little
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Old Cowpuncher

His fingers get stiff in the morning,
as he ropes his horse out for the day
Out here in the sage brush and the cactus
Folks they wonder why he’d wanna live this way.

He’s just an old cowpuncher
Caught somewhere between then and now.
He’s just an old Cowpuncher
Lopin' along somewhere’s behind an old cow
Just tryin to get by the best way he knows how.

Now his wife of 15 years man she’s steady
Though she frets about him as he rides away
She knows what can happen out on a circle
Sometimes she’ll get down down on her knees and pray.

Now this linecamp livin' it really suits him
Twenty miles or more out from town
He wakes up and he tends these desert cattle
And he’ll keep ridin' 'til his sun goes down.

© 2011, Daron Little
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The New West

We don't ride out in the morning, singin' like Roy or Gene.
the cows we punch are snorty and the broncs are just plain mean.
And ain't nobody out here tryin' to be a hero,
Fixin' fence or feedin' cows when it's ten below zero.

And if you want to make a hand,
you'll cuss, you'll bleed, you'll sweat
but stay hard on the trail that you've chose to ride...out here in The New West.

And we don't ride out into the canyons, lookin' like the Marlboro man
we look to the horizon and the cattle that's on this land.
We pack our ropes on ready, they ain't no souvenir.
There ain't no arena stopwatch and there ain't no crowd that cheers.

And if you want to make a hand,
you'll cuss, you'll bleed, you'll sweat
but stay hard on the trail that you've chose to ride...out here in The New West.

And when the colts that you've started have laid down to sleep, no longer burned with old age
and that saddle you ride is wore slick from trottin' them long circles, it will mark the passing of your days

And it'll show you've made a hand,
that you cussed, you bled, and sweat,
and that you stayed on that trail you chose to ride
Way out here...in the New West.

© 2013, Daron Little, BMI and Randy Huston - Doctor Vet - BMI
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The Outside Circle

There ain’t no shortcuts to anywhere worth goin’,
And it takes a lot of doin’ before you’re in the knowing.
And if it was easy then everybody could do it,
And there’s only a stragglin’ few that by design would choose it.

And you’re a sovereign out here on the high seas of sage,
A prince, workin for wages…on The Outside Circle.

So pull your cinch deep and dig spur into hide,
Take a good long look around before you make that next long ride.
Shake out a big loop and throw it straight and true,
Take a dally on the past because it’s all up to you…

And you’re a horseback messiah sent to save us all,
Before the World catches up and tries to swallow us… on the Outside Circle.

You’re a sovereign out here on the high seas of sage,
A prince, workin for wages…on The Outside Circle

© 2014, Daron Little, BMI
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Dos Amigos


2014

Includes:

The Outside Circle
Cowboy Standard Time
Dos Amigos
Where The Sagebrush Touches The Sky
Good Case of Gone
This Old Horse

CD available for $10 from:

Daron Little
PO Box 314
Encampment, WY 82325

and at www.ranchcowboymusic.com for credit card orders,
downloads, and music samples
 

 


 

307


2013

Includes:

Blowin' in the Wind
The Branding Song
Rain 
Way Out in West Texas
Bell Song 
The New West
Danced Through the Sage (with Trinity Seely)
Calvin' Time
307
Wide Open Plains
Somethng About a Horse
Long Days

 

Available for $18 postpaid from:

Daron Little
PO Box 314
Encampment, WY 82325

and at www.ranchcowboymusic.com for credit card orders,
downloads, and music samples
 


Ranch Cowboy Music


2011

Includes:

A Cowboy's Day
Son of the Desert
Feelin' Free
Wyoming
Jessi's Song
Baby Calves
Ol' Cowpuncher
Her Caballero
Cattle Call (Same Ol' Game)
Left Unsaid
Of Horses and Men
Sweetwater
Back Country
Hard and Fast
 

Available for $18 postpaid from:

Daron Little
PO Box 314
Encampment, WY 82325

and at www.ranchcowboymusic.com for credit card orders,
downloads, and music samples

 


 

The Faraway Look


Includes:

Open Range
Rawhide and Horse sweat
Hang and Rattle 
Long Rope (And a Faraway Look)
Pete French
In California
Leavin' Cheyenne 
Old Time Buckaroo
Dayworkin' Cowhand 
Ridin' Hi
The Cowcamp Life

 

The Faraway Look is sold out as a CD, available as downloads.

Find music samples and downloads at www.ranchcowboymusic.com

Read Rick Huff's review here.



  About Daron Little:

From Daron Little, 2011:

Daron Little lives and cowboys fulltime at the headquarters division of the Silver Spur Ranch in Encampment, Wyoming. He and his wife raise their three daughters there and are at home on the ranch. A “cowboy’s singer-songwriter,” he writes music from a cowboy’s point of view and hopes that all who appreciate and value the western lifestyle can enjoy it.

He is the Academy of Western Artists 2009 Top Male Vocalist (Western) and 2010 Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Western Song finalist. His first release, The Faraway Look, became a top 10 Album on the Western Music Charts, and his second release, Ranch Cowboy Music, has met with critical acclaim.
 

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