Country Living Series

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

"May you always have cows around"

A reader sent me a link to this YouTube video entitled "Cows Around." I have seldom laughed so hard.



I was able to find the lyrics, which demonstrate unequivocally the songwriter had cows. Every word is true, as our daughters can testify:
Well everything is better with some cows around
Livin' in town sometimes brings me down
Let me bestow this western blessing share what I have found
May you always have cows around

What else you gonna spend that extra money on
What else is gonna get you up hours before dawn
What else is gonna keep toiling on and on and on
May you always have cows around

C'mon you know that you got too much time on your hands
Not merely enough complication in your plans
You need to invite all the frustration that you can
May you always have cows around

Everything is better with some cows around
Livin' in town sometimes brings me down
Let me bestow this western blessing leave you saddle bound
May you always have cow around

What else can make the bishop swear like a sailor might?
What else can cause such tension between a man and his wife?
What else could ever bring all these enhancements to your life?
May you always have cows around

What else is gonna get out when ya dont close the gate
What else'll make ya prematurely show your age?
What else'll take a run at you in a fit of bovine rage?
May you always have cows around

Well everything is better with some cows around
Livin' in town sometimes brings me down
And although this western blessing leaves you cattle bound
May you always have cows around

What kinda cows Corb?
Well there's Hereford, Highland, Simmental, Welsh Black and Maine-Anjou, Chianina, Limousine, Shorthorn, Charolais, Watusi too, Texas Long Horn, Corriente, Romangola, Galloway, Angus, Brahma, Brangus, Jersey, Guernsey, Holstein, hey!

Well ya mighta had to let 'em dig for oil and gas
Ya mighta had to turn the place to an exotic game ranch
Ya mighta had to do all things to raise the cash
So you'd always have cows around

How else ya gonna lose it all like daddy did
What else will make sure you leave nothing for your kids?
It's too late now you know it is you might as well admit
That you'd a barely floatin', sentimental, masochisticness
And that despite all the statistic and the advice that you get
You will always have cows around

Ya everything is better with some cows around
Livin' in t own sometimes brings me down
Well you wont know what you're missing till ya hear that sound
May you always have cows around
May you always have cows around
Mooo moo

Waaaay off in the suburbs of New Jersey, Older Daughter is listening to this and nodding her head in agreement. Betcha....

10 comments:

  1. lol - Sounds about right; lots of guys have to take outside jobs to support their farming (or ranching) addiction!

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  2. This guy is gold!

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  3. So...cows are a huge financial sink. Duly noted.

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  4. When you didn't put my comment on I thought you didn't like this.
    You have made me smile you thought so much of this song. He has lots of great songs, Like the Cow bloat, Truck got stuck and lots more.
    He is an Canadian son of a Veterinary and he is one too so Corb has lot of experience with cows.
    Thanks so much.
    andy

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    1. Sometimes I'll hold onto comments so I don't forget to put up a blog post on them or answer a question or whatever. Our whole family laughed themselves silly over this one. Thanks for sending!

      - Patrice

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  5. You are welcome.
    andy

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  6. Made my day!!!

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  7. Perfect! Made us laugh and wipe the tears from our eyes. Whether they were tears of laughter or just plain crying 'cause it's so true . . . well, maybe both! We are up to four cows now and expecting another in a couple of weeks when our Jersey freshens. Thanks for posting, Patrice! I needed that to start my day. :-)

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  8. I have always figured once I'm too banged up to keep travelling. (By old BMW motorbike), I'll start with rabbits and chickens.....I'm sure the lyrics will be similar. Thanks for sharing this one!!

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