Down Goat Springs way, one lazy day.
In the sun, two men dozed unaware.
Coffee supped, they palmed their cups.
Both rocked back on a wooden chair.
In the blink of an eye, beneath a clear blue sky.
An old man's life was swept away.
The younger man he made a stand!
He vowed to have his say.
There were many that scoffed in disbelief.
But, this young man he stood firm.
And even against the tide of the law,
From his principles, he wouldn't squirm.
“You're a stubborn cuss!” “Back off!"
"Cartwright, you've got it all wrong!”
This man glared with an eye, wherein,
A flint burned hard and strong.
Determined to prove his point.
He had to stand his ground.
The animals he finally chose,
They were fleet of foot and sound.
Folk thought it was impossible.
The man in black,
He pushed such thoughts aside.
With his brothers covering his back.
Adam Cartwright took The Ride!