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My Pony Boy
Words: Bobby Heath
Music: Charley O'Donnell

Way out west, in a nest from the rest dwelt 
    the bestest little Broncho Boy;
He could ride, he could glide o'er the 
    prairies like an arrow.
Ev'ry maid in the glade, was afraid he would 
    trade his little heart away,
So each little peach made a nice little speech 
    of love to him.

Till one day, out that way, so they say, came to stay a 
    Fluffy Ruffle girl.
She made eyes, she surprised, and he found his 
    heart was lassoed.
When he thought he was caught, how he fought, 
    but she taught this pony boy to love.
But he balked when she talked of a trip to New York, 
    so she sang to him:

Chorus:
Pony Boy, Pony Boy, won't you be my Tony Boy?
Don't say no.  Here we go off across the plains;
Marry me, carry me right away with you-
Giddy up, giddy up, giddy up, Whoa! My Pony Boy.

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