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ODE TO A BUCKING HORSE

By Bob Silbernagel

Peggy Malone, a Fruita musician and horse lover, wrote the lyrics below about a bucking horse who died at a rodeo at the Mesa County Fairgrounds back in 2006. She said she will be entertaining at the Mesa County Fair July 20 and 21, and hopes to have music to go with the lyrics by then.

BLACK BALDY by Peggy Malone

This song is a tribute to a horse not long ago
Gave his all, for what he loved, at the County Rodeo
Born to buck, spin and rear, he did it with such flair
And soon he earned respect of cowboys everywhere

Black Baldy was his name, he was headin' for the finals
He proved himself top notch, outshining all his rivals
He was the very best, and just now had reached his prime
The Cowboys hoped to draw him, so he could make them shine

In chute number 4, he stood stompin' with desire
The cowboy slipped upon his hide, full of spit and fire
He leaned way back, set his legs, his spirits ridin' high
Black Baldy's muscles quivered, he snorted in reply

Excitement filled the air , when he nodded for the gate
Black Baldy in rare form, but soon he'd meet his fate
Like a burst of a tornado,they bolted toward the sky
What happen next, was such a shame , still makes me wanna cry

This cowboy stayed right with him, but at 7 lost his hold
Black Baldy rose and twisted, and hurt himself I'm told
He never could get up,as he lay there on the ground
The crowd was hushed in silence, as cowboys gathered round

Away they gently took him, and the vet came to his side
The word had got around, just how those cowboys cried
and soon it was decided that nothing could be done
with loving care he left us 'neath the Colorado sun

Black Baldy Black Baldy..A bronc tried and true
he'll never be forgot, by folks like me and you...
 

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