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  1. Pony

From the recording Sarah Barker & Gypsy Twang

When I was a little girl, I spent a good deal of time during the summers with my maternal grandparents, Noel and Ruth Taylor at their place just west of Alva, Oklahoma.  I explored the ‘canyons’ and land around their place every day. I adored their black Lab, Scamp, and she was always by my side.
Like most little girls, I dreamed of having a pony to ride.  There were some horses pastured on their land for a while, and one was very sociable.  He would hang his head over the barbed wire fence and let me pet him and feed him grass clippings. I called him Friendly. Scamp was a little jealous, and leaned against me to remind me she was there too. 
My mother shot this photo when she was taking a summer photography class at Northwestern State College.  I've always loved it.  It brings back sweet memories.

Lyrics

When I grow up I want a pony

I’m gonna ride her from dusk ‘til dawn
I’m gonna brush her mane and give her sugar cane
Keep her in safe from the storm
If I had a pony
Well I wonder could I be your girl
When I grow up I want a baby
I’m gonna name it after Del McCoury
And I sure won’t mind if it cries all night
Just as long as it looks like me
If I had a baby
Well I wonder could I be your girl
Yodel ay ee oh
You rock my world
Yodel ay ee oh
When I grow up I wanna be your girl
When I grow up I want a cowboy
Dust all over his jeans
With a horse named Jack and a ten gallon hat
He is nice but he looks so mean
If you was a cowboy
Well I wonder could I be your girl
Yodel ay yodel oh
You rock my world
Yodel ay yodel oh
When I grow up I wanna be your girl
When I grow up I’ll be a lady
All my rings will be made of gold
I’ll put flowers in my room and wear perfume
I won’t listen to rock ‘n’ roll
If I was a lady
Well I wonder could I be your girl
Yodel ay yodel oh
You rock my world
Yodel ay yodel ay yodel oh
When I grow up I wanna be your girl
When I grow up I want a pony
When I grow up I want a baby
When I grow up I want a cowboy
When I grow up I’ll be a la-a-a-a-a-a-dy