A COWBOY DOES THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Oh, you know me. I love to drive across the Great American West!
I love each issue of my Cowboy magazine! Here’s my newest issue:
The soft, firm voice of Clint Walker (Cheyenne) still sounds in my head:
I liked his plain simple talk, no extra words, just saying what he means to say; and always that quiet strength and certainty in his voice. I admired that during my formative years.
Yup. So it’s a “natural” that I should listen to how a cowboy would talk about the Ten Commandments. I found this many years ago; glad I saved it all this time.
The page says: “Folks in Texas have trouble with all those shalts and shalt nots in the 10 Commandments; folks just aren’t used to talking that way. So some folks in West Texas got together and translated the King James into King’s Ranch language — and here we have the Ten Commandments Cowboy Style.”
- Just one God
- Honor yer Ma and yer Pa
- No telling tales or gossiping
- Git yourself to Sunday meeting
- Put nothing before God
- No foolin’ around with another fellow’s gal
- No killin’
- Watch yer mouth
- Don’t take what ain’t yours
- Don’t be hankering for yer buddy’s stuff
Yup. that’d about do it.
That page with the Cowboy 10 Commandments goes onto say: “I sure can’t think that here in America it wouldn’t hurt to post these anywhere — even in a courthouse.”