“Down in the Tules”


"Oh, down in the tules, a-wranglin' around, I'd give a month's pay just to be in town." A cowboy complains about his hard work. He goes into town and parties, concluding "Saturday night's over, it's back to the hills;" partied out, he wants to go home


"Tules," Ohrlin explains, are the reed grasses that grow by bodies of water. This gives rise to the secondary meaning "boondocks, outskirts." - RBW


  1. Ohrlin-HBT 73, "Down in the Tules" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Ohr073


Author: Jim McElroy
Earliest date: 1973
Keywords: cowboy work home party