“Cowboy Again for a Day”


The singer urges time (or film) to "turn backward." He wishes to replace airplanes and automobiles with "my sombrero and flaps." He recalls the old days. His wish is that someone "Make me a cowboy again for a day."

Cross references

  • cf. "Rock Me to Sleep Again, Mother" (tune)
  • cf. "Backward, Turn Backward" (tune, lyrics)


  • Peg Moreland, "Make Me a Cowboy Again" (Victor V-40272, 1930; on MakeMe)


  1. Fife-Cowboy/West 116, "Cowboy Again for a Day" (2 texts, 1 tune; the "B" text, "Moving Picture Cowboy," is heavily adapted and should probably count as a separate piece, but surely never existed in oral tradition)
  2. Ohrlin-HBT 56, "Make Me a Cowboy Again" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #5092
  4. BI, FCW116


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1933 ("Cowboy Lore")
Keywords: cowboy technology
Found in: US