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Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom

Songs and Poems

The Farmer and the Cowman


The farmer and the cowman should be friends,
Oh, the farmer and the cowman should be friends.
One man likes to push a plough, the other likes to chase a cow,
But that's no reason why they can't be friends.
Territory folks should stick together,
Territory folks should all be pals.
Cowboys dance with farmer's daughters,
Farmers dance with the ranchers' gals.


I'd like to say a word for the farmer,
He come out west and made a lot of changes


He came out west and built a lot of fences,


And built them right across our cattle ranges!

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I'd like to say a word for the cowboy,
The road he treds is difficult and stony.
He rides for days on end with jist a pony for a friend,


I sure am feelin' sorry for the pony!
From Oklahoma, by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein