"Through rocky arroyas so dark and so deep, Down the sides of the mountains so slippery and steep... You're a safety conveyance my little Chopo." The singer praises his horse Chopo and describes the excellent service the animal has done


"Chopo" was the name of "Jack" Thorp's favorite horse, which he credits with saving his life during a stampede, and for whom he wrote this song. There is no evidence that it ever entered oral tradition. - RBW


  1. Thorp/Fife XIV, pp. 191-194 (30-31), "Chopo" (3 texts, 1 tune)
  2. Fife-Cowboy/West 69, "Chopo" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #8049
  4. BI, TF014


Author: N. Howard Thorp
Earliest date: 1908
Keywords: horse cowboy nonballad