“An Afternoon Like This”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1935 (Hoofs and Horns)
Keywords: cowboy outlaw bragging family
Found in: US

Description

"An afternoon like this it was in tough old Cherokee An outlaw come a-hornin' in an' ask who I might be...." The singer boasts of Indians and outlaws in his background (e.g. Jesse James was his uncle), of learning to swear before learning to talk, etc.

References

  1. Fife-Cowboy/West 35, "Cowboy Boasters" (5 texts, 2 tunes; this is the "E" text)
  2. Roud #11217
  3. BI, FCW035E