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Mike Aiken - Night Rider's Lament Lyrics


While I was out a-ridin'
The graveyard shift midnight till dawn
The moon was as bright as a reading light
For a letter from an old friend back home

He asked me
Why do you ride for your money?
Why do you rope for short pay?
You ain't gettin' nowhere
And you're losin' your share
Oh, you must've gone crazy out there

He said last night I ran into Jenny
She's married and has a good life
Boy, you sure missed the track when you never came back
She's the perfect professional's wife

And she asked me
Why does he ride for his money?
Why does he rope for short pay?
He ain't gettin' nowhere
And he's losin' his share
Oh, he must've gone crazy out there

But then they've never seen the northern lights
They've Never seen a hawk on the wing
They've never seen the spring hit the Great Divide
They ain't never heard old Camp Cookie sing

Now, I read up the last of my letter
And tore off the stamp for Black Jim
When Dougie rode up to relieve me
He just looked at my letter and grinned


He said now
Why do they ride for their money?
Why do they rope for short pay?
They ain't gettin' nowhere
Damn sure losin' their share
Son they All must be crazy out there

Because they've never seen the northern lights
They've never seen a hawk on the wing
They've never seen the spring hit the Great Divide
Ahh- they never heard old Camp Cookie sing

[Thanks to Max for lyrics]


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