Tom Sherman's Barroom

Cat. #1222 (MFH #572) - As sung by Mrs. Claudie Richardson and Glenda Sue Richardson, Mountain View, Arkansas on August 31, 1971

As I passed by Tom Sherman's Barroom
Tom Sherman's barroom, so early one morn
I spied a young cowboy all dressed in his buckskins
All dressed in his buckskins, all fit for his grave

Go beat th drum lowly and play th fife slowly
Beat out th death march as they carry me along
Take me to th
I'm a young cowboy an' I know I've done wrong

O, once in my saddle I used to go dashing
O, once in my saddle I used to ride gay
Till I took to drinking and then to card playing
Got shot by a gambler an' dying today