“Cowboy Jack”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (Sires, "Songs of the Open Range")
Keywords: separation death cowboy
Found in: US(SW_


Having quarreled with his sweetheart, Jack joins a band of cowboys. He decides to return home and ask forgiveness after singing about a faithful girl. He arrives too late; his sweetheart has died with his name on her lips

Cross references



  1. Laws B24, "Cowboy Jack"
  2. Logsdon 5, pp. 48-52, "Cowboy Jack" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Ohrlin-HBT 5, "Cowboy Jack" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. DT 788, COWBYJCK*
  5. Roud #3244
  6. BI, LB24