“The Cowboy (I)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1884 (The Kansas Cowboy newspaper)
Keywords: cowboy violence
Found in: US(So)

Description

"A man there lives on the Western plain With a ton of fight and an ounce of brains." The song tells of the wild exploits of the cowboy: "He feels unwell unless in strife" "He snuffs out candles with pistol balls" "He fills with terror all he meets"

References

  1. Fife-Cowboy/West 28, "Idyl of the Plains" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Ohrlin-HBT 65, "The Cowboy #2" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. DT, THECOWBY*
  4. Roud #11078
  5. BI, FCW028