“The Wandering Cowboy (II)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1931 (recording, Patt Patterson & Lois Dexter)
Keywords: loneliness home rambling travel work cowboy worker
Found in: US


Cowboy describes ranches he's worked at. He signs on with a ranch, works summer and fall, then drifts to Arizona for a winter job. It's too lonely and boring, so he moves on again. One night in Wyoming, he dreams of his home rancho and decides to return


Pretty thin plot, yes. But a plot nonetheless, and I've indexed it chiefly to distinguish the song from "The Wandering Cowboy (I)", which has a real narrative. - PJS