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  1. The Roundup

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This is my interpretation of Charles M Russell's paintings, Breaking Camp and Cowboy Camp During the Roundup (see my March 29, 2014 Blog). These were Charley's first oils on canvas. Charley included 25 of his friends that were there during the roundup. The beginning starts with the sound of cattle, cowboys whistling and having a good time. Charles and you, my audience, are having a sing along conversation. The cowboy camp is near Utica, Montana and Charley is working the roundup as a night hawk. I wrote this with a special roundup dance move. You dancers will have your version too. Again, I play all the instruments and sing all the voices. This is my gift to Charles on his 150th Birthday. Ho Ho Hi Eeeeee..

Lyrics

The Roundup
Words and Music by Calvin Luna Balli
Copyright 2014 Calvin Balli Music


Charley Charley wake up from your dream
They're hiring wranglers, just you and Monty...yeah!

We camped on the Judith, down by Utica way
We gathered for the roundup, herding some beef today
This outfit is a blazing, six shooters on display
There's plenty time for roping a steer or a stray

Charley Charley, hurry don't be late
Chuckwagons waiting, you'll be Ok...yea!

Windy Bill Davis, he's savvy to the bone
Charlie Brewster's got one, he's gotta snaky roan
Hold them to the right
Kick um to the left
send them down the line
It's Roundup time

Charley Charley, can you draw me a scene
This life were living, just like a dream...yea!

Hey Hey Hey Hey, Hey Hey Hey Hey
Hey Hey Hey Hey, Hey Hey Hey Hey
Hold them to the right
Kick um to the left
send them down the line
It's Roundup time
Hold them to the right
Kick um to the left
send them down the line
It's Roundup time

Hey Hey Hey Hey, Hey Hey Hey Hey
Hey Hey Hey Hey, Hey Hey Hey Hey
Hey Hey Hey Hey, Hey Hey Hey Hey
Hey Hey Hey Hey, Hey, Hey Hey Hey

Hold them to the right
Kick um to the left
send them down the line
It's Roundup time
Come on boys
It's roundup time
party down in Utica
It's party time boys