He’s a high-jumpin’ fella, strummin’ on the old banjo.
His name is Tex. He’s a singing cowboy – the most unlikely type of musician. He’s getting nervous because no one is playing with him. He’s jumping and stretching his legs. How he got up that high is amazing. Strummin’ on the old banjo... I don’t know what song he’s playing – I’m not a banjo lover.
To me, he’s a professional cowboy. He’s well-dressed. He’s on somebody’s ranch and perfecting his act so his audience will be pleased. He rode his horse here to the ranch.
Notice that ber 1” on the horse? Maybe that’s his name. That’s a ridiculous name for a horse. The horse is standing still.
Next, they’re going to have something to eat. The horse is going to eat barley. And Tex is going to eat typical cowboy food: frankfurters and baked beans. He drinks beer. Most cowboys do, I think.
Most towns in the Southwest have a population of people who own horses and know how to ride. I think it still is going on today. This story takes place in present day.
Country music is quite prevalent in this part of the country. So Tex is probably singing a country song. Strummin’ on the old banjo…
It’s quite a pose that he has there. A photographer might be taking a picture to show in the local newspapers. When people see the photo in the newspapers, they’ll say, “He’s going to fall on his ass.”
--Created on 7-10-2014