It was long about a round up time in Texas away out west
I lost a friend, a pal, boys, I laid him down to rest
I weeped and mourned over his grave, to me boys it was sad
Cause I knew down down beneath that mound lay the best pal ever had

My best pal was my old pinto horse and now he's gone to rest
I laid him down beneath that mound in Texas away out west
Well the cactus blooms before his grave and the city
I know he sleeps in perfect peace beneath the Texas sky

Dear old pal, it breaks my heart to leave you here alone
Now I'll go and ride the range on the Texas road
But my love for you old pal, it shall linger on
I will a always thik of you although You're dead and gone