SONG SAYS IT ALL ABOUT LIFE IN SADDLE
IN the George Strait song I Can Still Make Cheyenne, a cowboy phones his wife from a faraway rodeo to tell her he missed out on the finals and is coming home.
It goes like this: Didn’t make the short go again and I’m coming home/ I know I’ve been away too long/ I never got a chance to write or call/ And I know this rodeo has been hard on us all/ But I’ll be home soon/ And honey is there something wrong?
He can bet his faded Wranglers there is something wrong. She tells him: Don’t bother coming home/ By the time you get here I’ll be long gone/ There’s somebody new and he sure ain’t no rodeo man.
Judging by his response, he’s not exactly heartbroken and if he doesn’t spend too long saying goodbye he might make the bronc ride at the Cheyenne rodeo: I’m sorry it’s come down to this/ There’s so much about you I’m gonna miss/ But it’s alright baby/ If I hurry I can still make Cheyenne/ Gotta go now baby/ If I hurry I can still make Cheyenne.