"So, beat the drum slowly and play the fife lowly. Play the death march as you carry me along. Take me to the green valley there lay the sod over. For I'm a young cowboy and i know I've done wrong."
The young cowboy is telling us how he wants them to take his casket his own way and how he wants it to be done. He was a young boy that has done many things wrong and now his life is taken away by getting shot.
"Once in the saddle i use to go dashing once in the saddle i used to go gay. first to the card house and then down to Rosy's but I'm shot in the breast and I'm dyin today."
This Stanza is telling about how he used to do all this stuff when he was a cowboy in the "Street of the Laredo"
"The Streets of Laredo" only appears only on his greatest hit. The fans of country music ten to favor Robbins version for his smooth vocals and lilting guitar- a Perfect combination given the poignant nature of the song. This song still remains a popluar