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TED E. DENNISON
Texas
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What a Cowboy Is... 

            From The Real Life Adventures of Ted E. Dennison

I've never been called a cowboy...
or so they say in fact.
Though I've rode a horse,
I've roped a steer,
I've stepped in (p. u.) what was that?

I've never been called a cowboy...
or so they say in fact.
Though I've shoved a red hot
brand'n iron right near a big bull's back!

And if you're one of those who say it don't hurt that bull,
well let me tell you so.
Ya see,
I've never been called a cowboy...
or so they say in fact.

Though I've eaten beans
right from the can,
while sit'n by the fire.
I've bathed in streams as cold as ice,
wearing nut'n but my desire!

I've strained coffee grounds through my front teeth,
just to catch that morn'n buzz,
when my bedroll was too hard to sleep.
I've tracked stray dogies for miles,
through canyons and ravines,
just to lose'em again in some old thick of evergreens.


Well,
I've never been called a cowboy...
or so they say in fact.
Well I don't reck'n I know
just, what a cowboy is...
cause he ain't none of that!

I've tried my best to do the right things
that would make my father proud,
I've tried my best to do the kinda things
that would make my mama smile!

Ya see,
I've got friends,  I'd do anything for
and they the same for me.
Well I reck'n I don't know,
just, what a cowboy is...
unless, he's something like... ME!

1998, Ted E. Dennison 

 


Headwear Impaired

    From The Real Life Adventures of Ted E. Dennison


I've never been much on wearing a hat,
I know most cowboys do
and that's been bothering me, in fact!

I feel kind of neglected, alone and deprived
I find myself in a state of despair
cause I've come to realize
I'm, headwear impaired!

I hope you don't hold it against me,
for being that way,
but I don't have the head
for hats, so they say.

I've tried felt ones
straw ones, beaver even bear.
The problem is the way
they mash down my hair.

If it were up to me,
that would be just fine.
But my wife, she has a lot to say about things,
most of the time.

She loves to run her fingers
through my wavy locks.
But not if they're matted,
and shaped like a block.

However, it has come to my knowledge
that I'm not alone in my plight.
So I've formed a support group
So we can put up a fight.

We've been lobbying hard
We're going before cowboy congress
to try and get the rules changed
to accept our casual cowboy dress.

Ya see,
If we can only get just
a couple a more votes.
Then we'll have a victory
And we can go out and boost.

Then me and my constituents
can proudly go out in public and show off our hair
and not be treated like outcasts,
Just cause we're headwear impaired.

1999, Ted E. Dennison 


About Ted E. Dennison

Ted Dennison - "The Casual Cowboy & Poet"

A Real Live Texan - Born in Houston, his mother's family was on the "Original Texas/Mexico Land Grants."  Spent some early years in Canada around the Calgary Stampede, but moved back and never left Texas again.  Has done his share of roping, riding and branding etc.  Ted traveled the roads of Texas as a Land Man and now is in the promotional advertising business (for more then 20 yrs).  Ted has been writing and performing cowboy poetry for about 5 years.  Ted is active with The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo - Speakers Committee and C.H.A.P.S. (the Cowboy History And Performance Society).

Ted's CD, The Real Life Adventures of Ted E. Dennison, is available (on Campsite Records) and you can get yours for $13.99 from www.mytexasmusic.com.

 

 

 

 

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