Leon Payne / ? / Johnny Horton
1/ Once there was a mountain man who couldn’t write his name
   Yet he deserves the front row seat in History’s Hall of Fame
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   He forgot more about the Indians than we will ever know
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   He spoke the language of the Sioux the Black Foot and the Crow

Ref: Let’s drink to old Jim Bridger, yes lift your glasses high
     As long as there’s the USA don’t let his memory die
     That he was making history never once occured to him
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     But I doubt if we’d been here if it weren’t for men like Jim

2/ He spoke with General Custer and said listen Yellow Hair
   The Sioux are the great nation so treat ’em fair and square
   Sit on their war councils, don’t laugh away their pride
   But Custer didn’t listen at Little Big Horn Custer died

Ref: Let’s drink...

3/ There’s poems and there’s legends that tell of Carson’s fame
   Yet compared to Jim Bridger Kit was civilized and tame
   These words are straight from Carson’s lips if you place that story by him
   If there’s a man who knows this God forsaken land it’s Jim

Ref: Let’s drink...

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