Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other


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As sung by Willie Nelson
Written by Ned Sublette

Thereís many a strange impulse out on the plains of West Texas;
Thereís many a young boy who feels things he canít comprehend.
Well a small town donít like it when somebody falls between sexes,
No, small town donít like it when a cowboy has feelings for men.

Well I believe in my soul that inside every man thereís the feminine,
And inside every lady thereís a deep manly voice loud and clear.
Well, a cowboy may brag about things that heís done with his women,
But the ones who brag loudest are the ones that are most likely queer.

Cowboys are frequently secretly fond of each other,
Say, what do you think all them saddles and boots was about?
And thereís many a cowboy who donít understand
the way that he feels for his brother,
And inside every cowboy thereís a lady thatíd love to slip out.

And thereís always somebody who says what the others just whisper,
And mostly that someoneís the first one to get shot down dead.
So when you talk to a cowboy donít treat him like he was a sister,
You canít fuck with the lady thatís sleepiní in each cowboyís head.

Cowboys are frequently secretly fond of each other,
What did you think all them saddles and boots was about?
And thereís many a cowboy who donít understand
the way that he feels for his brother,
Inside every lady thereís a cowboy that wants to slip out.
And inside every cowboy thereís a lady thatíd love to slip out.