“The Cattleman's Prayer”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1885 (Socorro [N.M.] Bullion)
Keywords: cowboy religious nonballad animal
Found in: US


"Now, O Lord, please lend Thine ear, The prayer of the cattleman to hear." He prays, "Won't you bless our cattle range," and asks for good weather, adequate forage, safety from fires, good prices, and many offspring for the cattle



  1. Fife-Cowboy/West 126, "The Cattleman's Prayer" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Ohrlin-HBT 51, "The Cowman's Prayer" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #5101
  4. BI, FCW126