By Elizabeth Ebert
As heard on the Good Stuff with Jim Thompson

Have you wondered how a Cowboy

Out riding on his hoss

Far from a Dentist’s Office

And root canal and floss.

Eating beans and drinking coffee

Round a campfire every night.

Can keep his smile so charming,

His teeth so pearly white?

Gunpowder is the dentifrice of Choice

I’ve heard them say.

And I reckon that’s why Cowboys

Shoot their mouths off every day.