© words & music by Annie Wilson
from CD Sky & Water, Wind & Grass

Album Note:  I love going into western stores and just looking at the rows of colorful cowboy boots.  Besides always being in style, cowboy boots provide an enduring connection to our western heritage. Plus they’re just plain fun to wear!

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Way out in cattle country
far from city streets 
You can see a fashion statement
on everybody’s feet 
The toes are round or pointed
the heels are low or high 
The tops provide protection
but that ain’t the reason why 
 We just feel better when we’re wearin
our cow-boy boots 

We wear em ridin pastures
and out to fix the fence 
We wear em to the rodeo
and after to the dance 
They’re great on girls in dresses
and men in fancy suits 
Why wear a pair of shoes
when you could wear a pair of boots 
You’ll just feel better when you’re wearin  
your cow-boy boots 

     Did you know that in Wyoming
      there’s a Cowboy Boot Museum 
     In every style and color
     lined up so you can see-‘em 
     There’s boots with fancy inlay
     of eagles and of hearts 
     From Mexico and Texas
     each one’s a work of art 

Way out in western Kansas
on the trail to Santa Fe 
The town of old Dodge City
goes back to frontier days 
And right outside of town
there is a hill named after boots 
Where lawmen buried outlaws,
the poor and destitute 
Who met their maker still wearin
their cowboy boots 

     A hustler or a loser
     the real thing or a dude 
     You can tell a lot about a man
     from lookin at his boots 
     Plain or fancy stitchin,
     brand new soles or worn 
     Workin boots or dressy,
     leather smooth or torn 

My boots can take me back
to the days of Roy and Gene 
Excitement and adventure
in a wild western scene 
Where cowboys and vaqueros  
chase outlaws with-their loot 
And every single one
has on a pair of awesome boots 
They just feel better when they’re wearin
their cow-boy boots 
We just feel better when we’re wearin
our cow-boy boots