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Cowboys and Wheelchairs

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Old cowboys don't like wheelchairs
They are not used to wheels
They are used to riding horses
Riding, roping making deals

To be seen in one of those things
Ruins your image right away
They may help with transportation
But wheels get in your way

Boots and spurs, even crutches
Help a cowboy get around
But there's something about a wheelchair
That wears the spirit down

Maybe it's just the idea
That the riding is no more
But it's sad to see a cowboy
Slow down, what a chore

The buckles and the saddles won
Make wonderful memories
And the friends who came and went
Make for better days to see

Guess we all will have to slow down
Get a walker or some wheels
But some of the great memories
Come with the saddles, buckles, and deals