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Verse 1ID grew upA in Wyoming In and around Jackson's hDole In the shadAows of the Tetons Where summers are hot And winters unbearably cDold But the SGpring and the Fall Are always as good as it gDets For over A70 years now I'd watch the sun rise and Dset
Verse 2I've beeAn a cowboy Working the round-ups in sprDing I've livAed in the mountains Hunted the grizzly Trapping the rivers and strDeams AlwaGys the loner I've treasured my freedom the mDost And though Ai never married As a young man i might have come clDose
Verse 3FrGom somewhere back east She came to the valley With a mDan who did her no good He was fGast with the ladies A tin horn gambler And a cDheat whenever he could She hadG no friends or family Most of the time he was gDone He dAied in a card game And she found herself all alDone
Verse 4AlGone and afraid and left unprotected 'Cause hDe was all that she had MayGbe i should have But i never told her So sheD never knew he was bad But Gi'll always remember Standing and watching her Dcry There was Ano one to help her But i was determined to tDry
Verse 5I menAded her fences and Fixed up her cabin I had everything looking gDood I laAid by her food And wood for the winter Helping wherever i cDould The mGore i was around her The more i wanted to Dbe There wasA something about her That brought out a good side of Dme
Verse 6I wGent into town,i brought a new outfit I gotD me a haircut and shave I'd tGrek through the snow For no good reason Just to Dgo by her cabin each day I don't Gknow about love But i was quite taken in by it aDll Till herA brother came in the Spring And he took her back to St. PDaul
Verse 7I don't Ago down to Jackson Ain't nothing there but motels and bDars Too daAmn many tourists No place to hide They'll find you wherever you aDre They like to calGl me old timer I am getting older i guDess But i doAn't like the changes 'Cause i've seen it all at its bDest
Verse 8When my lAife is over I don't want to be left in tDown But uAp in the mountains There is a place I've marked off my own piece of grDound HigGh in the Tetons Above and away from it Dall From theA top of old Grand I bet on a clear day - you can see All the way to St. PDaul
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