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‘Streets of Laredo,’ COVID-19 version

April 19, 2020

To the Editor:

Recently, Laredo, Texas instituted a requirement that everybody within the city limits must wear a face mask when one is in out in public. As  a way of getting their message out, I wrote a parody to the melody of “Streets of Laredo” that would be sung as a duet.

As I walked out on the streets of Laredo,

As I walked out on Laredo one day,

I spied a young cowboy all dressed in white linen.

All dressed in white linen as cold as the clay.

(#1) “I see by your outfit,you’re wearing a face mask.”

(#2) “I see by your outfit, you’re wearing one, too.”

(Both) “We see by our outfits we’re both wearing face masks,

If you get a face mask there’s no fine for you.”

Jay Woolf


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