What is that Sound?
Back in the 50's Tonight!
A Red Rose
Golden as Gold can Be!
Robin Fly Away
The Demise of the Old Cowboy
What Will I Miss?
Ode to Christian "Kiki" Fenot
Bobby and Me
*Let My Spirit Soar*
C'est La Vie
Les feuilles mortes
Before Destiny takes me!
The Hanging Tree
Lost in Time
The Golden Years?
Beyond The Shadows
Ode to an Old Cowboy Poet named....Jack
Come on Down!
For The Principles of the Red White and Blue
When it's All Been Said and Done
Lost Souls of Yesteryear
On theDark side of the Moon!
Cactus Jack and the Deveil's Gold
The Wind Blew
Where were you@?
How old areyou?
In the Blink of an Eye
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There once was a fancy man they called Dapper Dan.
He wore white spats and a black top hat, and
carried a straight cane inlaid with a pure gold band.
Dapper Dan was known to deal a real fine poker hand.
From town to town Dan played his cards for the curious
and his hard hearted poker fans.
One night at the old Cow Palace, Dan played his star studded hand.
Three aces over a pair of tens, he smiled and reached for the giant
pot. That's when one eyed Charlie said; "Hold it there Dan! How in the hell
can you be a holdin’ three aces, while I got two in me hand?"
Dapper Dan’s big friendly smile turned upside down as he slapped
his fancy shoulder holster, and the shots rang out, loud and clear.
Now everyone knew Dapper Dan was fast, but not quite as fast as
Old one eyed Charlie’s left hand, that everyone knew and feared.
And there on the Saloon floor lay Dapper Dan the cheatin’ man,
with too many aces in his cheatin' hand, with a forty four bullet
straight through his fancy hat band.
Now the moral of this story is...
If you're going to cheat,
you'd better be damn discrete!
Jackie R. Kays
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