“Boggy Creek or The Hills of Mexico”


A group of cowboys is hired for an expedition away from home. Mistreated by their boss, they eventually rebel (and kill him)

Cross references


  • Roscoe Holcomb, "The Hills of Mexico" (on Holcomb-Ward1)
  • Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock, "The Trail to Mexico" (Victor V-40016, 1929; on MakeMe)
  • Carl T. Sprague, "Following the Cow Trail" (Victor 20067, 1926; Montgomery Ward M-4468, 1934; rec. 1925; on AuthCowboys)


  1. Laws B10b, "Boggy Creek or The Hills of Mexico"
  2. Lomax-FSNA 196, "On the Trail to Mexico" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Thorp/Fife XV, pp. 195-218 (31-33), "Buffalo Range" (6 texts, 2 tunes, though the "B" text is "Boggy Creek," C and D appear unrelated, and E is "Canada-I-O")
  4. Fife-Cowboy/West 30, "The Hills of Mexico" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Silber-FSWB, p. 109, "Trail To Mexico" (1 text)
  6. DT 377, (ARIZONIO* -- clearly a member of this family of songs, and closer to this than Laws B10a or C17, although it perhaps should be classified as a separate piece)
  7. Roud #634
  8. BI, LB10B


Author: unknown
Keywords: cowboy revenge boss