IN A WESTERN TOWN
Walk these streets, sidewalks of wood,
Where men wear boots, hats, and guns.
Women wear dresses of an earlier time,
Some of morals, others workmen for a dime.
A sheriff, a deputy, to keep peace and order,
Jail is for those who can’t follow the law.
A schoolhouse, a church, places of good,
Children learn lessons, a house of God.
A saloon is a place of drink and games,
A piano heard, upstairs, women of the night.
In a western town, there are many things,
A stable for horses, a gunfight to end one’s day,
Once upon a time in a western town.