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[Jay]
Oh, 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 cain'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.

[All]
Territory folks should stick together,
Territory folks should all be pals.
Cowboys dance with farmer's daughters,
Farmers dance with the ranchers' gals.

[Farmer]
I'd like to say a word fer the farmer.

[Charlotte]
Well, say it!

[Farmer]
He come out west and made a lot of changes.

[Man]
That's right!

[Gene]
He come out west and built a lot of fences.

[Gordon]
And built 'em right across our cattle ranges.

[Cowboy]
Why don't you dirt strangers go back to Missouri where you belong?

[Gene]
We got just as much right here!

[Farmer]
Shut up!
The farmer is good in criticism
No matter what the cowman says or thinks
You seldom see 'im drinkin' in a bar room

[Gordon]
Unless somebody else's buyin' drinks

[Jay]
Oh, the farmer and the cowman should be friends,
Oh, the farmer and the cowman should be friends.
The cowman ropes a cow with ease,
The farmer steals her butter and cheese,
That's no reason why they cain't be friends.

[Men]
Yeep yeep!

[All]
Territory folks should stick together,
Territory folks should all be pals.
Cowboys dance with farmer's daughters,
Farmers dance with the ranchers' gals.

[Charlotte]
I'd like to say a word for the cowboy.

[Gordon]
You would!

[Charlotte]
The road he treads is difficult and stoney,
He rides fer days on end,
With just a poney fer a friend.

[Gloria]
I sure feelin' sorry fer the poney!

[Charlotte]
The farmer should be sociable with the cowboy.
If he rides by an' ask fer food an' water,
Don't treat 'im like a louse,
Make 'im welcome in your house.

[Gene]
But be sure that you locked up yo' wife an' daughters.

[They all offend themselves at the same time and fight]

[Girls]
Oh, 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 cain't be friends.

GUN SHOT!!

[Charlotte]
Ain't nobody gonna slug out anythin'. This here is a party!
Break it up ya' two ol' fools. Alright Andrew sing it!
Dum-dah-dee-um-dum-dum!

[Jay]
Oh, the farmer and the cowman should be friends.

[All]
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 cain't be friends.

[Gordon]
And when this territory is a state,
An' joins the Union jus' like all the others,
The farmer, and cowman and the merchant,
Mus' all behave theirselves and act like brothers.

[Charlotte]
I'd like to teach you all a little sayin',
And learn the words by heart the way you should.
I don't say I'm no better than anybody else,
But I'll be damned if I ain't jist as good!

[All]
I don't say I'm no better than anybody else,
But I'll be damned if I ain't jist as good!

Territory folks should stick together,
Territory folks should all be pals.
Cowboys dance with farmer's daughters,
Farmers dance with the ranchers' gals



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