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The Lancer Ranch is white
Day Pardee’s High Riders are black
Murdoch, wounded at last sees the light
Calls for his sons to come pick up his slack.
Scott feels the plight
Of the young orphan, Ben
As he and Murdoch followed his flight
Thwarting a sheriff believing Ben is the ticket to an outlaw’s end.
Chase A Wild Horse
A fence, a friend and a watch observe
The internal struggle ‘twen father and son
A wild dark stallion, drifters and a wounded Scott all preserve
The wild dark-haired Johnny’s choice not to run.
Scott’s fine eastern gentlemanly ways
Attempt soothing a soiled damsel in distress
But the man named Foley had another thing to say
Alas he discovers that Lancers can’t be pressed.
Long arm of the law, be it wrong or be it right
Locked Johnny in the old guardhouse cell
Joe In cahoots with the outlaw Al escaping in the night
Until Murdoch and Scott rang both their bells.
Julie, Julie, Julie where do you run?
After you plied your feminine charms
To use Scott as your dope, just isn’t done
But never fear little brother sounded the alarm.
A widowed mother, Darcy, timid like a mouse
Had a son that was nothing but a louse
Now if only Murdoch had been her spouse
Jeff might never have ended up in the prison house.
A sneaky old con man that looked like hell
For his boys had a heart of gold
Steps into a Lancer rig, free room & board, dared to ring a cow bell
His deception discovered as the Lancers make Jelly fold.
The Last Train for Charlie Poe
Scott thinks he can, thinks he can
Arranges to break Johnny & Charlie from jail
Holding up the train, pinching deeds to save pilfered land
Murdoch would much rather have paid their bail.
Glory do you have stealing on your mind?
Trying hard to get your paws on Lancer bounty
Scott wary of her phony smiles isn’t blind
Sends Glory and her Gramps out of the county.
The Heart of Pony Alice
A horse of course is what Johnny bought
A quick shuffling horse trader smirked, playing him for a stooge
Pony Alice, a child in need but distraught, fought
She and Uncle Wilt were amazed to discover that Madrid just doesn’t lose.
The Civil War was already fought
Libby Prison for a year was Scott’s horrible abode
Dan, Lewis, Hardy and Scott failed the escape they sought
The others seeking revenge from Scott instead were given a new code.
Josh & Laurie sitting in a tree…K-I-S-S-I-N-G
Tough guy, McCall on their wedding day steals her away
Scott declares to Josh, moral fiber is what Laurie is missing
Instead it takes simple lass Jenny not to betray.
Where’s a wolf, there’s a wolf, baying at the door
A manhunt for Jelly
Boys are away, Murdoch can’t see so much as the floor
Could still shoot the sheriff in his belly.
The Black McGloins
Irish lass, Moira steals Scott’s cow
Her pa, Padraic & brother Sorley prove to be quite the pair
Scott spanks Moria – oh wow and oh ow
Teaches her manners on how to play fair.
Murdoch away in the still of the night
Leaves a message in a letter
Scott, Teresa & Jelly worry with fright
Only Johnny believes he knows Murdoch better.
A cattle war is brewing
Johnny can’t return home, stalls
Leaving Murdoch stewing
When Isham & Sexton Joe pay a visit, Madrid is forced to draw.
The Fix-It Man
Spanish Wells needs a jail
If Charlie Wingate builds it, Kirby will tear it down
Guard duty Lancers with really big guns make folks pale
But eventually progress arrives in that little cow town.
Angel Day and Her Sunshine Girls
Hush little Teresa, don’t say a word
Your momma’s back from her grave will buy you a mockingbird bird
But first you must sing and you must dance swishing your skirts
Because you’re step-papa Carl is a money-grubbing mean old jerk.
The Great Humbug
A soaping Buttermere will go, a soaping Buttermere will go
Seeking patsies, attempts sticking it to the Lancers
Using his little daughter is oh so very low
A banishing he does go, with Scott, Murdoch & Johnny astride their prancers.
Oh Melissa gal, won’t you come home tonight?
Scott & Johnny don’t really want to fight
Miners, or sheriffs or messy pigs
To get you away without dancing any jigs.
Ask not if Scott will run
Teresa’s in a jam
Desperadoes on the lam
Don’t last long when Lancers point their guns.
The Man Without a Gun
Val and Johnny don’t cut bad guys any slack
Been pals forever, or so it would seem
Each watches the other’s back
Working together Clay Criswell gets reamed.
Child of Rock and Sunlight
Andy-Jack wants Scott to teach him things
Scott don’t know he’s outlaw bait
Murdoch and Johnny worry what dangers the desert brings
Hurry to find him, luckily before it’s too late.
The Measure of a Man
A visit to a school
Where bullies make the girls cry
Soon Johnny has to rule
Educating Turk it ain’t cool to lie.
Everyone at Lancer is in a pucker
Murdoch refuses to believe he’s past his prime
Sets out to prove he still has luster
While his sons point and grin, their pa cleans-up crime.
The End of Season One
Patti – February 4, 2010
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