The Stampede by D. Rice & Foy Willing © all rights
I love this song, and we had fun recording it. Foy Willing was band leader of Riders of the
Purple Sage, a band that appeared in
quite a few Roy Rogers movies,
and provided the music for Roy in the shows. Roy recorded this song, but I
changes to it removing a verse
and adding lyrics to the end. I would hope Foy and Roy would approve.
Lightnin a flashin everywhere, thunder a rollin thru the air
Wind and rain, cattle look insane,
this herd might stampede tonight.
Clouds a drivin cross the moonless skies, cattle are rollin frightened eyes
em closed in tight, cowboy pray with all your might this herd don't stampede tonight
But there's thunder, there's lightnin' there's wind and rain Stampede.
Three thousand cattle in flight, the devils a ridin herd tonight
The thunder of
their hooves and the fury from the skies
Don't get out in front or every man dies.
Cold black clouds like funeral shrouds
roll down their icy threat
And we face tonight this raging fight
with the odds on the side of death
For a stampeding herd,
when it's panic stirred, is a thing that a cowboy will shun
no mortal man ever holds command, when the cattle are on the run Stampede
The risin of the wind sends out it's wail drivin cattle down an endless trail
Rollin thunder booms sendin cattle
to their doom stampede.
Stampede, stampede stampede stampede
stampede stampede stampede
Thunder from the ground and sky, lightnin from the devil's eye
Hooves and horn and hair
and hide, to save this herd, cowboy ride.
The rattle of the horns and the riders are hoarse, trying to be heard oer'
the devils chorus.
Stampede stampede stampede stampede stampede
Stampede stampede stampede stampede stampede stampede stampeeeeede.