“Cowboy's Meditation”


"At midnight when cattle are sleeping," the cowboys looks at the stars and wonders. Are they inhabited worlds with cowboys and cattle ranges? Do cowboys there wonder about our sun? Will he meet mother in heaven? When dawn breaks, he gets back to work


Yes, this is Cowboy Science Fiction.

Roud lumps this with "The Cowboy's Dream." There are similarities in theme, but this seems much more creative. - RBW


  • Kenneth Houchins, "Cowboy's Meditation" (Champion 45028, 1935)
  • Carl T. Sprague, "The Cowboy's Meditation" (Victor V-40197, 1930; Montgomery Ward M-4467, 1934; Montgomery Ward M-4783, c. 1935)


  1. Fife-Cowboy/West 121, "Cowboy's Meditation" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #4453
  3. BI, FCW121


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (recording, Carl T. Sprague)
Keywords: cowboy work family death
Found in: US