2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 12 - Miscellaneous Public Affairs Matters
Article 3 - State Seal, Song and Symbols
Section 12-3-19 - State cowboy song.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 12-3-19 (2019)

The words and music of "Under New Mexico Skies", written by Syd Masters, are declared to be the official state cowboy song. The words of the state cowboy song are as follows:

"(first verse)

Where the Pi on Mesa rolls

And the campfire cures your woes

Watchin' the sly roadrunner flee

On the tail of an autumn breeze

I'm leanin' against a juniper bole

As the creek water takes a stroll

(chorus)

That's where you'll find me

Where the big back country lies

There the cowboy's free to ride

Out under New Mexico skies

(second verse)

Where the lean jack hops along

And the coyote sings his song

Up high the rocky spires shade

The sunny desert days

I'm leanin' against adobe walls of old

Their stories to be told

(chorus)

That's where you'll find me

Where the big back country lies

There the cowboy's free to ride

Out under New Mexico skies

(third verse)

Just me and a covey of gamblin' quail

Lopin' down the Turquoise Trail

(chorus)

That's where you'll find me

Where the big back country lies

There the cowboy's free to ride

Out under New Mexico skies."

History: Laws 2009, ch. 28, § 1.

ANNOTATIONS

Effective dates. — Laws 2009, ch. 28 contained no effective date provision, but, pursuant to N.M. Const., art. IV, § 23, was effective June 19, 2009, 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature.

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