Well it's the Singing cowboy's birthday today and as I was featuring him in one of my music classes today I was looking at his "Cowboy Code" and
thought what a great set of rules to live by and thought I would share them here.
From Wikipedia: Autry created the Cowboy Code, or Ten Cowboy Commandments. These tenets promoting an ethical, moral, and patriotic lifestyle that
appealed to youth organizations such as the Boy Scouts, which developed similar doctrines. The Cowboy Code consisted of rules that were "a natural
progression of Gene's philosophies going back to his first Melody Ranch programs—and early pictures. According to the code:
The Cowboy must never shoot first, hit a smaller man, or take unfair advantage.
He must never go back on his word, or a trust confided in him.
He must always tell the truth.
He must be gentle with children, the elderly, and animals.
He must not advocate or possess racially or religiously intolerant ideas.
He must help people in distress.
He must be a good worker.
He must keep himself clean in thought, speech, action, and personal habits.
He must respect women, parents, and his nation's laws.
The Cowboy is a patriot.
Words to live by...Wish we ALL could. Happy Birthday Gene..wherever you are!!!
edit on 29-9-2015 by neOrevolutionist because: wiki