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Big Jim Cooley commanded respect
whatever he wanted he could get.

The badge on his waistcoat shone in the sun.

It ain't no lie
Big Jim was feared by everyone.

In the saloon one evening Big took a bet

with a rancher whose name I forget.

He wanted a herd taken over the plain

and he called Jim 'yellow'
he'll never do that again.

He got mad!

He threw his badge on the floor and walked out

he's gonna give it a try
he left no doubt.

Must be mad, must be mad

The people wished him well
and good luck.

Hell, I don't need it
! He laughed
got on

his horse and rode away.

Over on the trail
Jim 'n' his crew of five

were trying their best to keep the cattle alive.

The weather was hard
but so were the men

Though I don't think even Jim'll try this trip again.

His horses were edgy
sensing trouble ahead

but the trouble didn't start till the men were in bed

A-whooping and a-hollering and flashing their knives

Big and his men were jumped by an all-star Indian tribe.

He was scared
Big Jim was scared

they called him lucky
but not today.

Cos he died like all good cowboys with his boots on next to his men.

Big Jim
he still won't lie down

for him the bet is still on.

Some say he rides there
cursing still.

Some say they've seen him
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