(C)My homeís in Montana, I (F)wear a bandana,
My (C)spurs are silver, my horse is a (G)bay.
And (C)Iíve been a-roaminí all (F)over Wyominí,
Thereís (C)plenty of work, but there (G)ainít too much (C)pay.
(F)Me and a few boys we (C)signed on at Dubois,
To (C)feed through the winter and camp out a(G)while.
Come a (C)hard hittiní norther from the (F)Montana border,
We (C)tallied the frozen ones (G)mile after (C)mile.
(C)Well they give you your three squares and a (F)bunk to sleep there,
And (C)just enough wages to keep you a(G)round.
But with (C)no place to spend it and (F)nowhere to send it,
You can (C)stay out of debt if you (G)stay out of (C)town.
Itís (F)horses and cattle and a (C)double rig saddle,
With a (C)stout line, a catch twine, and a good ropiní (G)arm.
Wher(C)ever thereís ranches, Iíve been (F)takiní my chances,
(C)We struck out for Laramie (F)early one Saturday,
(C)Spring was a breakiní the grass turniní (G)green.
Well, (C)I took a hand in some (F)fast moviní brandiní,
When they (C)offered top wages at the (G)Bar Seven(C)teen.
We (F)followed a rodeo (C)clear up to Codeo,
(C)Tryiní to ride me a bronco or (G)two.
Well, I (C)busted some hosses for (F)two or three bosses,
And (C)lost all the wages that (G)ever I (C)drew.
(C)Well itís hell and high water for the (F)Idaho border,
Where (C)Iíve got a gal if that letter donít (G)lie.
If she (C)gives me a reason to (F)stay through the season,
Iíll (C)take her to Elko when the (F)snow starts to (C)fly.