Under New Mexico Skies (New Mexico State Cowboy Song)

Cover of Syd Masters' album, Syd Masters: The Cowboy Sings

Under New Mexico Skies (New Mexico State Cowboy Song)
Creator: Syd Masters
Performer: Syd Masters
Subject: Songs, English -- New Mexico
Description:
Date: 2006
Language: English
Link: Click here to listen to the song.


Lyrics

(first verse)

Where the Piñon Mesa rolls
And the campfire cures your woes
Watchin' the sly roadrunner flee
On the tail of an autumn breeze
I'm leanin' against a juniper bole
As the creek water takes a stroll

(chorus)

That's where you'll find me
Where the big back country lies
There the cowboy's free to ride
Out under New Mexico skies

(second verse)

Where the lean jack hops along
And the coyote sings his song
Up high the rocky spires shade
The sunny desert days
I'm leanin' against adobe walls of old
Their stories to be told

(chorus)

That's where you'll find me
Where the big back country lies
There the cowboy's free to ride
Out under New Mexico skies

(third verse)

Just me and a covey of gamblin' quail
Lopin' down the Turquoise Trail

(chorus)

That's where you'll find me
Where the big back country lies
There the cowboy's free to ride
Out under New Mexico skies".