“Jim the Roper”


"The dug him a grave at the set of the sun, His riding was over, his roping was done." The cowboys bury Jim, and return to "their cabins, deserted and lorn." "No sound save the Yellowstone dashing a-foam." Jim's ghost is seen be the rive


  1. Larkin, pp. 164-165, "Jim the Roper" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #5764
  3. BI, Lark164


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1931 (Larkin)
Keywords: death burial cowboy ghost
Found in: US(SW)