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Colter Wall “Bob Fudge” Lyrics

Colter Wall “Bob Fudge” Lyrics

Bob Fudge – Lyrics


Artist: Colter Wall

Album: Colter Wall and the Scary Prairie Boys (2019)

Songwriter: Ian Tyson

Total Time:  4:56

Structure: Sections will be easier for this one!

A | A | A | A | B | A | BRK | A | A | B | A | BRK | A | A | A | BRK

bob fudge lyrics & chord chart

Amazingly,this song doesn’t have a bunch of end rhyme!  It has some linked sounds that get your from section to section.  There’s also a few spots of repetition like “Lampasas” and a few other end words, and the frame with the first verse helps your ears as well.

Very cool song. Check out “La Primera” from Ian Tyson as well if you like story songs told from the perspective of a horse. Yep. That’s what I said – a horse.

 

Bob Fudge

 

A SECTION
My name is Bob Fudge
I was born in Texas,
Lampasas County   [A]
Back during the war.

A SECTION
Small Pox and Comanches  [A]
Took most of my family.   [A]
Left my poor mother
My brothers and me.  [A]

A SECTION
So I headed North  [B]
To ride for the Blockers.
They were contractin’ herds
For the Montana range.

A SECTION
In the Spring of the year ’82
We left ol’ Lampasas
With two thousand steers
For the Little Big Horn.  [B]

B SECTION
Crossing our trails,
There were many great rivers.
All to be crossed,
Not a bridge would we find.  [C]

A SECTION
In the cold rolling waters,
And the wild plunging cattle,
There was many a young man
Took leave of his life.  [C]

BREAK – Oooohhhh

A SECTION
Well we crossed at Doan’s Store  [D]
Into the Indian nation.
Saw the blood on the rocks
Where those cowboys had died.  [C]

A SECTION
Then it’s on Fort Dodge
On the Arkansas River,
Where gamblers and the whores  [D]
All welcomed us there.

B SECTION
And the great snow capped peaks
Are on our left side now.
For many miles
In the great silent land.

A SECTION
When I first saw Montana
I knew I would love her.
I would ride her great ranges
‘Til the end of my days.

BREAK – Ooooooohhh

A SECTION
But she’s all cut-and-dry now
And the trails are all gone.
I’ve been to Yellowstone Park
In an automobile.

A SECTION
But I can still see ’em swimming.    [E]
Boys, I can still hear ’em running.   [E]
I came off of the trails
When cowboys was king.

A SECTION
My name is Bob Fudge
I died in Montana

BREAK – Oooooohh

 

© 2002 Ian Tyson

 

 

SONG STATS

 

POV | Perspective:  1st Person | External

BPM:   55

Times Title In Song:  2

 

—–    WORD COUNTS    —–

 

Total Word Count:  246

1 Syllable Words: 173 (70%)

3+ Syllable Words:  12 (5%)

Difficult Words: 46 (19%)

Words 7+ Characters: 24 (10%)

Words <=3 Characters: 117 (47%)

 

—–    EASY TO UNDERSTAND?    —–

 

Reading Level:  7th Grade

 

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