PECOS BILL

Música: Eliot Daniel
Letra: Johnny Lange



Pecos Bill was quite a cowboy down in Texas
And a western superman to say the least
He was the roughest, toughest critter
Never known to be a quitter
'Cause he never had no fear of man nor beast.

So yippee-i-yay
I-yay
Yippee-i-ohh
For the toughest critter west of the Alamo.

Once he roped a raging cyclone out of nowhere
Then he straddled it and settled down with ease
And while that cyclone bucked and flitted
Pecos rolled a smoke and lit it
And he tamed that ornery wind down to a breeze.

So yippee-i-yay
I-yay
Yippee-i-ohh
I-ohh

Once there was a drought that spread all over Texas
So to sunny Californy he did go
And though the gag is kinda corny
He brought rain from Californy
And that's how we got the Gulf of Mexico

So yippee-i-yay
I-yay
Yippee-i-ohh
For the toughest critter west of the Alamo.

Once a band of rustlers stole a herd of cattle
But they didn't know the herd they stole was Bill's
And when he caught them crooked villains
Pecos knocked out all their fillin's
That's the reason why there's gold in them thar hills.

So yippee-i-yay
I-yay
Yippee-i-ohh
I-ohh
For the toughest critter west of the Alamo.

Ooh, Pecos lost his way while travelin' on the desert
It was ninety miles across the burnin' sand
He knew he'd never reach the border
If he didn't get some water
So he got a stick and dug the Rio Grande

While a tribe of painted indians did a war dance
Pecos started shootin' up their little game
He gave those redskins such a shake-up
That they jumped out of their makeup
That's the way the Painted Desert got its name.

So yippee-i-yay
I-ohh
For the toughest critter west of the Alamo.

While reclinin' on a cloud high over Texas
With his gun he made the stars evaporate
Then Pecos saw the stars declinin'
So he left one brightly shinin'
As the emblem of the Lone Star Texas state.

So yippee-i-yay
I-yay
Yippee-i-ohh