When I was a little girl Hopalong Cassidy Was my hero I would watch him on the television Riding his horse Topper And then PRETEND... Hiding behind chairs Running from one to the other Shooting the bad guys With my finger gun. One birthday my mom surprised me With a whole Hopalong Cassidy outfit. I had a vest with fringe, The cowgirl skirt, the hat And best of all A Hopalong Cassidy WATCH And a silver play gun in a holster In my imagination I WAS HOPALONG CASSIDY Back in the 40's IT WAS OK To play Cowboys and Indians IT WAS OK To shoot the bad guys With a finger gun Or a silver play gun IT WAS OK To use the word Indians Without offending anyone So Sad that kids can't play Cowboys and Indians anymore Because you wouldn't know If that gun was real
A memory of when life was simple and fun. Of course it was, I was a child.