“The Mowing Machine”

Author: Words: "Haywire Mac" McClintock
Earliest date: c. 1934 (recording, Charlie Marshall)
Keywords: cowboy work technology
Found in: US


The cowboy "used to go dashing," "But that was before they invented wire fences And started the cowboys to shoveling hay." He looks back to the good old days, curses the man who invented barbed wire, and requests a "mowing machine" for his tombstone

Cross references


  1. Ohrlin-HBT 3, "The Mowing Machine" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Ohr003