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    ALABAMA

    The Touch 1986 ©

    Pony Express

    He came in and sit down at the end of the bar
    His old rawhide shirt full of dust
    He asked for a glass and he ordered rye whiskey
    He talked to himself and he cussed

    He left Sacramento early that morning
    With a sackful of mail for St. Joe
    Had to outrun some outlaws outside Carson City
    By riding where they wouldn't go

    He said to me,"Mister, this long riding's hell
    But I guess it's got to be done
    Otherwise how would you get all your mail
    If the pony express couldn't run?"

    I said, "I hear you, mister and you do your job well
    But I hear it won't be for long
    They'll be sending the mail by the wire and the rail
    And your pony and you will be gone

    He came in and sit down at the end of the bar
    His coveralls covered with dust
    He said Jesse James had just held up his train
    He talked to himself and he cussed

    He pulled out of St. Joe early that morning
    With the mail and the union payroll
    Had to stop for a rockslide outside Jackson City
    And Jesse made off with the gold

    He said to me, "Mister, this railroading's hell
    But I guess it's got to be done
    Otherwise how would you get all you mail
    If that old iron horse couldn't run?"

    I said, "I hear you,mister and you do your job well
    But I hear it won't be for long
    They'll be sending the mail without you or the rail
    'Cause they say man will fly before long."

    He came in and sit down at the end of the bar
    His face looked all haggard and grey
    He ordered a drink and said, "Make it a double
    Boys it's sure been a long day."

    He pulled out of Denver early that morning
    He said, "You'll never guess where I've been
    A highjacker needed a lift down to Cuba
    So your mail will be late getting in."

    I said, "I hear you, mister and you do your job well
    But you know it ain't been that long
    They were doing it best with the pony express
    Before you and your friends came along."

    1986 ©




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