Goodbye Pinto

Goodbye Pinto

Gene AutryGene Autry, perhaps the most famous of the singing cowboys, sang a song in the 1938 movie The Man From Music Mountain called Goodbye Pinto. It’s about a cowboy saying goodbye to his beloved fallen paint horse. The fallen horse Mikki mentioned in the previous post was a paint named Nipper. It seems appropriate to dedicate Gene’s song to the Millers, who lost their much loved horse. I wish I could play the song here but below are the lyrics. If you’re interested in the song, it’s available on a rare import cd of Gene Autry’s music appropriately titled “Goodbye Pinto” (the cd contains 21 tracks total). Unless you’re lucky enough to pick it up in a used cd shop, here’s a link to the only other place I’ve seen it for sale in the U.S. – Venerable Music (no affiliation).

Goodbye Pinto lyrics

Tis the end of our journey
Goodbye pinto
We’ll meet in the sweet by and by

I’ll be lonesome without you
Goodbye pinto
While you’re grazing new pastures in the sky

You’ll have a new range boss there
You’ll be loping on a golden prairie

And oh how I’ll miss you
Goodbye pinto
Till we meet again to ride the range on high

You’ll have a diamond studded bridle
And a silver mounted saddle with a ruby horn

There’ll be acres full of clover
With water holes all over
Are sure as you’re born

And oh how I’ll miss you
Goodbye pinto
Till we meet again to ride the range on high

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