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A Cowgirls Journey
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I am going to donate a portion of the proceeds to Donna Byrne (soundclick gets their portion too) A real life song about Donna Byrne, an unemployed cowgirl who is riding her horse and pulling another from Arcadia, Florida to Amarillo, Texas
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Johnny Buczynski
the Sunspots
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Mon Mar 02, 2009
Country : Traditional Country
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» highest in sub-genre:   # 3   (6,833 songs currently listed in Country > Traditional Country)
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About the song
A real life song about Donna Byrne, an unemployed cowgirl who is riding her 2 horses from Arcadia, Florida to Amarillo, Texas in hope of finding some work at a ranch.
read about it at http://cowgirlsjourney.webs.com

I am going to donate a portion of the proceeds (soundclick gets another portion) to Donna Byrne.

Lyrics
A Cowgirls Journey by "Johnny B" Buczynski copyright February 22, 2009

This here's a story it's sad but it's true
It happened to Donna, it could happen to you.

As she's on her journey I'm not going along
But I gave her a gift and that gift is this song
And her story goes like this.

I'm an unemployed cowgirl, my names Donna Byrne
I was going through life, when life took a turn
In the second great depression I lost my Home
Except for two horses, I?m left all alone

CHORUS
Mmm a cowgirls journey
Mmm a cowgirls journey

Arcadia, Florida is no place to stay,
If you ain't got no work, you ain't got no pay
I packed my horses and everything that I got
I'm headin to Texas to give it a shot.
I ain't ever been there, and I'm praying inside
There's a ranch that has work there for a cowgirl that rides.
CHORUS

Fifteen hundred and eighty three miles,
a whole lot of tears and a couple of smiles
And Tonto and Jay, they don't seem to mind,
At 10 miles a day, we'll get there in time
I sleep in a tent by the side of the road
Under the stars with everything that I own
CHORUS

It?s a long way from Florida to Texas I know
I pray for good weather and hope it don?t snow!
I?m just a cowgirl, a hundred years late
But the work is still out there and this is my fate
I?m riding on Tonto and Jays in the back
Carryin' everything I own in a hundred pound pack
CHORUS

Sometime on Monday, Jay threw a shoe,
And I really didn't know what to do
And people that like horses, are their own breed
They're kind to their horses and strangers in need.
A lady named Tonya, read about me in the news
Her husband Clint gave my horses new shoes.

In the darkest of moments, America shines
When I was just about drowned, someone threw me a line
CHORUS

I'm riding due west in my dusty white hat
I'm heading to Texas and I ain't looking back.
I'm just ridin' and thinking that I've paid my dues
When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose
I ain?t got nothing but time on my side
So I sit high in my saddle and enjoy the ride
CHORUS

(This verse was removed)
When you?re starting with nothing you don?t have a mess
No email to read, no forward address.
A post office box in Dade City for mail
A cowgirls got nothing, while she?s on the trail
In the darkest of days, it seems America shines
I?m down on my luck in the worst of times
But strangers, they find me,. And lend me a hand
In the 2nd great depression It?s still a great land.

In the second great depression I lost my Home
Except for 2 horses I'm left all alone
And I sleep in at tent by the side of the road
Under the stars and with all that I own
Under the stars of an American sky
If the traffic don't kill me I'll live to I die.
CHORUS

(spoken quietly)
If I ever leave Texas I know where I'm goin'
Up to Montana to get a place of my own
I close my eyes at night and I dream
of a ranch in Montana and a free flowing stream.