“Cowboy Boasting Chants”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934
Keywords: cowboy horse bragging nonballad floatingverses
Found in: US

Description

Cowboy boasts of his exploits, talking about/to the horses he rides. Samples: "Born on the Colorado, Sired by an alligator, I'm a bold, bad man from Cripple Creek, Colorado." To the horse: "Git higher, git higher, The higher you git's too low for me."

Notes

These pieces are not really songs, and can be assembled out of floating materials. As a result, I lump them here. - RBW

References

  1. Lomax-ABFS, pp. 381-383, "Cowboy to Pitching Bronco;" "Other Cowboy Boasting Chants" (3 texts, 1 tune, but described as "declaimed, not sung")
  2. Roud #15536
  3. BI, LxA381