The Horse Trade... I traded for a horse one time, he wouldn't take no beauty prize;
A great big long-eared, blue roan gelding, not too bad for weight or size.
I had to make some tough old circles and this trader guaranteed
This horse would show me lots of country and not need too much rest or feed.
He said "Now this here ain't no kids' horse but he'll pack you up the crick,
He will bump up on some occasions and he has been known to kick.
I wouldn't trade him to just anyone without having some remorse
But if you're a sure enough cow puncher, mister, he's your kind of horse.
I stepped on that horse next mornin'; he began to buck and bawl.
That trader maybe hadn't lied none, but he hadn't told it all.
Because we sure tore up the country where he throwed that equine fit
And I almost ran out of hand holds by the time he finally quit. (a fitting excerpt from The Horse Trade by cowboy poet Sunny Hancock)
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