“Cow Camp on the Range”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1910 (Lomax)
Keywords: cowboy home work cook

Description

"Oh, the prairie dogs are screaming, And the birst are on the wing, See the heel fly chase the heifer, boys! 'Tis the first class sign of spring." The singer appreciates the food and the end of winter, and says there is no home like the range camp

Notes

This doesn't look at all traditional to me; it appears to be one of those poems Lomax lifted from somewhere for _Cowboy Songs_. But I can't prove it. - RBW

References

  1. Saffel-CowboyP, pp. 217-218, "Cow Camp on the Range" (1 text)
  2. Roud #8043
  3. BI, Saffe217