Johnny Horton - O'Leary's Cow Lyrics




October eighteen seventy one
That's when this great big fire begun
The Windy City was a ball of flame
And O'Leary's cow was the one to blame

The fire men fought for days on end
They could fight the fire but they couldn't fight the wind
The wind fanned the flames and it started again
And nobody knew if it ever would end

(She kicked up her heels without a hint
Kicked the lantern over and away she went
The world couldn't help but be amazed)
How one little cow started such a blaze

The rich and the poor were both alike
Fightin' and prayin' for their life
Then at last the Lord looked down
And he sent a little rain to the windy town

October eighteen seventy one
That's when this great big fire begun
The Windy City was a ball of flame
And O'Leary's cow was the one to blame

(She kicked up her heels without a hint
Kicked the lantern over and away she went
The world couldn't help but be amazed)
How one little cow started such a blaze

The aftermath was a sight to see
The loss of life and property
The people said it was a shame
But O'Leary's cow still caught the blame

(She kicked up her heels without a hint
Kicked the lantern over and away she went
The world couldn't help but be amazed)
How one little cow started such a blaze





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  1. McGie Homestead Adventures

    I’ve got a cow like that!😱

  2. John Doe

    Play this at 1.25 speed, best

  3. Faustina Ramharack

    I believe this song is all about the Chicago fire.

  4. John Jurkewicz

    I love listening to Great songs like is and I love it

  5. flyinsquirrel48

    Josh sent me

  6. kurt link

    Any person who thumbs down a Johnny Horton song is an unAmerican asshole !!!!

  7. Stephen Hoyt

    I am playing this in protest of the Chicago White Sox beating the NY Mets

  8. love1country

    >> haha  - - - one little cow start'd such a blast - - - love this song for more than 50 years norbert / germany

  9. alf

    friggen cow.

    89792131121607920 math is cool

    +Raymond Pierce Ya. 3 other large fires started around Lake Michigan on the same day. http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/05/how-the-great-chicago-fire-started/

    alf

    IT WAS THE COWS I TELL YA THEY ARE FRGGEN EVIL.

    Billy Bob

    @alf Careful, the Moo Moos may come for you next

  10. Steve Lambright

    i only had one record call johnny horton makes history and i lost it do you have the record

    Rory

    Steve Lambright you can find it on iTunes and I bet u could order it on amazon or something

  11. Anaheimfan

    Been listening to Johnny Horton since I was a kid, my dad had a Johnny Horton cassette in the truck. Used to listen to it as we would drive up to our hunting spot/boat launch to get to the camp. Went out shopping and found a Johnny Horton CD with the same selection and now I listen to it in my truck on my way to work every day.

    Rory

    Have a similar memory with my pops, But on an 8 track lol

  12. Tim Myles

    Wow ! I think he really is a versatile performer. Such a shame he died early in his career. I think he'd made music to this day had he not been killed. But , perhaps...because he died so early in his career that he will be remember for eternity. I really would have liked to see him perform live. We will not forget you Mr Horton.

  13. Nerrisa Kayline

    I've been listening to Johnny Horton since I was a little girl. And the more I play them now remind me of my childhood. I love every one of Johnny's songs. They don't play them kind any more.

  14. williamboyd1978

    north to alaska wasn't on that LP, but Sink the bismark was. My father had an original LP from when he was little. I used to know every sound on that album, and I wish I could get my hands on it now.

  15. james miller

    Now there is a great country singer. I'll always love his tunes. Every one .

  16. 1madeintheimage

    He could make just about any song sound good!By anyone else (except maybe Johnny Cash)and this song would suck.He died 6 yrs before I was born and Is still one of my favorites, since I was old enough to ask my folks to play "Sink the Bismark"!

    WILLY VAN BRANDE

    Should have been a number
    one !

  17. heartbound35

    very cool and will add it to a playlist that i created for my mom. For when we have mother daughter music listenening time :) Thank you

  18. Maj-Brith H

    This is new for me!