“Charlie Rutledge”

Alternate titles: “Charlie Rutlage”; “ACowboy's Death”
Author: Words: D. J. O'Malley
Earliest date: 1891 (Miles City, Montana Stock Grower's Journal)
Keywords: death cowboy horse
Found in: US(SW)

Description

"Another jolly cowboy has gone to meet his fate. We hope he'll find a resting place inside the Golden Gate." Charlie Rutledge is the third man to die on the XIT range. One of the cattle tries to escape, Charlie heads it off; in the confusion, Charlie dies

Notes

D. J. O'Malley is also credited with "The Horse Wrangler (The Tenderfoot)" [Laws B27], which also appeared in the Miles Ciry journal in the 1890s. - RBW

References

  1. Logsdon 1, pp. 27-31, "Charlie Rutledge" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. DT, CHRLRTLG*
  3. Roud #8024
  4. BI, Logs001