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The Sad Tale of Two Famous Cowboys
Santa Clara Council

Wild Bill Hiccup Hic-c-cup
Hap-A-Long Catastrophe Ooooops
Cactus Eeech, Ouch

Let me tell you the story of two famous cowboys from western history. Yes, you've guessed it! They are WILD BILL HICCUP and his sidekick, HAP-A-LONG CATASTROPHE. It seems that WILD BILL HICCUP was constantly plagued with long seizures of hiccups for which there seemed to be no cure. Many doctors all over this land of sagebrush and CACTUS had tried to cure him, but it was all in vain. Nothing worked!

WILD BILL HICCUP'S buddy, HAP-A-LONG CATASTROPHE was also plagued with a peculiar ailment. It seems that he was so clumsy that he was like a bull in a china shop. He stumbled his way from one catastrophe to another.

Out in this land of sagebrush and CACTUS these two men were continually keeping each other company and trying to keep out of the way of others so as not to disturb any more people than necessary. Thus WILD BILL HICCUP and HAP-A-LONG-CASTROPHE were together constantly.

Finally, with much effort and many tries to stay on, HAP-A-LONG CATASTROPHE made it onto the horse with WILD BILL HICCUP and off the two rode through the land of sagebrush and CACTUS. After riding awhile, they caught sight of the horse. It had calmed down and was slowly walking among the CACTUS. Wouldn't you know it! WILD BILL HICCUP got so excited at finding the horse that he began to hiccup violently and of course, HAP-A-LONG CATASTROPHE being the way he was, could not take the jerking of his friend on the horse. Just as they came to the next big CACTUS, WILD BILL HICCUP gave out with a tremendous hiccup which sent HAP-A-LONG CATASTROPHE sprawling right into the middle of the CACTUS and frightened the horse again and sent him running off into the sun.

The last anyone saw of our Western Heroes, HAP-A-LONG CATASTROPHE was still trying to mount WILD BILL HICCUP'S horse, only to be sent flying back into the CACTUS by a giant hiccup from his friend. I'm sure after many trials and failures, our heroes must have felt the whole thing was pointless, but the CACTUS was still there reminding them of the point.

At The Rodeo
Santa Clara Council

This is a stretcher. It gives the audience a chance to stand up and stretch their muscles a bit. This can be done by one person or by a narrator and his assistant who leads the audience in action.

WAY OUT WEST AT THE RODEO
(Extend arms in all directions)

COWBOYS RIDE THE BRONCOS FOR FUN AND SHOW
(Stand bowlegged and jog up and down as if riding a horse)

THE CROWD JUMPS UP WITH A WILD CHEER
(Jump up in the air and holler "Yippee")

AS THE COWBOY ROPES THE MIGHTY STEER
(Pull back hard with both hands as if pulling on a rope while saying "Whoaaa")

THE SPURS ON HIS BOOTS JINGLE AS HE WALKS AWAY
(Walk in place saying, "Jingle, Jingle, Jingle")

THEN HE SITS DOWN TO REST AND CALL IT A DAY!
(Sit down while wiping sweat from brow and saying "Whew -w-w-w!")

 

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