Ocean to Ocean
A Tribute to
by the famous Cowboy Poet
Two Gun Nan
Two Gun Nan was a cowgirl,
a double-tough hand in camp.
First gal to ride ‘cross this nation,
six months a saddle tramp.
She rode her bay ‘cross the country;
“Lady Ellen” was her name.
Four thousand, four hundred, ninety six miles
brought this gal her fame.
She was skilled with rope, gun, and horse
and could use all three with skill.
As good a hand as any man
that rode down from the hill.
From ninety-nine ‘til fifty-eight,
Two Gun Nan was a household name.
Then she disappeared, without a trace
folks nearly forgot her fame.
Finally the Long Riders Guild
and others researched and found
Two Gun's long lost story, as
through old files they dug around.
Two Gun had occupations
that would make yer eyes go wide;
but one sure thing about her
“the Montana Girl could ride”.
We've learned through observation,
and research of archives;
Two Gun was an entrepreneur
that made a difference in others lives.
Will we ever really know
just where this tough gal was from?
Was it Nebraska? or Montana?
From whence she really come.
I think her every bit a heroine
of our great American Frontier.
Let her story be passed on forever;
hats off to you, my dear!!
Words by TJ Casey, copyright 3/19/08.
To learn more about this renowned poet, cowboy and acclaimed singer, visit his website.
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