Excuse me, howdy, and goodbye, can all be said,
Not with your mouth but the hat on your head.
When you tip or take off your hat it has an effect,
Because that is a cowboy’s way of showing respect.
Tipping your hat to the ladies says a lot about you,
And I believe any good lady would appreciate it too.
When you enter someone’s house, or even your own,
That is when a cowboy should never leave his hat on.
Take your hat off when the National Anthem is playing.
When a funeral passes by, or when someone is praying.
How you wear your cowboy hat says a lot about you,
If you’re ever in doubt, your heart knows what to do.
©January 12, 2022 Walt Perryman