“Ragtime Cowboy Joe”

Author: Words: Grant Clarke/Music: Lewis F. Muir and Maurice Abrahams
Earliest date: 1902 (copyright)
Keywords: cowboy music nonballad
Found in: US

Description

"The roughest, toughest man by far" in Arizona is Ragtime Cowboy Joe, who got his name because "He always sings raggy music to the cattle... On a horse that is syncopated gaited." But folks are advised not to cross him; his gun will make them dance

Same tune

Recordings

References

  1. Fife-Cowboy/West 107, "Ragtime Cowboy Joe" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Silber-FSWB, p. 107, "Rag Time Cowboy Joe" (1 text)
  3. DT, RAGTMJOE*
  4. Roud #11097
  5. BI, FCW107