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Sandy
Empty cot in the bunkhouse tonight
Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:32
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The song was a Gene Autry classic called "There's An Empty Cot In The Bunkhouse Tonight".


There's an empty cot in the bunkhouse tonight;
There's a pinto's head hanging low.
His spurs and chaps hang on the wall,
Limpy's gone where the good cowboys go.
There's a range for every cowboy
Where the Foreman takes care of his own;
There'll be an empty saddle tonight,
But he's happy up there I know.


He was riding the range last Saturday noon
When a norther had started to blow;
With his head in his chest, heading into the west
He was stopped by a cry soft and low.
A crazy young calf had strayed from its maw
And was lost in the snow and the storm
It lay in a heap at the end of the draw
Huddled up in a bunch to keep warm.


Limpy hobbled its feet, tossed it over his horse
And headed again for the shack,
But the wind it did blowand the snow it did drift
And poor Limpy he strayed from the track.
He arrived at three this morning
And put the young maverick to bed
Then he flopped in his bunk unable to move
This morning old Limpy was dead.

There's an empty cot in the bunkhouse tonight
There's a pinto's head bendin' low
His spurs and chaps hang on the wall
Limpy's gone where the good cowboys go.
There's a range for every cowboy
Who shows he has this kind of love,
And someday he'll ride his pinto again
Up there on that that range above.

  • Need words to a songDiane, Wed Mar 18 15:20
    I think the name is "There's an Empty Bunk in the Bunkhouse tonight". But not sure. I only know a few of the words and they go like this: "He was riding the range one Saturday noon, when a Norther'... more
    • Empty cot in the bunkhouse tonight — Sandy, Thu Mar 19 12:32
      • son lyricsDiane, Sat Mar 21 02:50
        Sandy yes this is the song and thank you very much for the words. I love to remember the songs Dad sang as we don't have him anylonger, but the memories are still here. Thanks again..Diane
        • Re: son lyricsLinda Marceaux, Tue Dec 7 21:34
          Goodness, my dad also sang this song to me many many years ago and I fondly remember the lyrics. I knew only a few words and have been searching and searching.
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