“Kansas Cyclone”


Singer used to own a ranch but he's now working as a cowboy; a "twisting cyclone" (tornado) has destroyed his farm and killed his family and herd. He's now punching cows to pay off the mortgage and "payin' for the cattle that the cyclone blew away"

Cross references


  • Art Thieme, "The Kansas Cyclone" (on Thieme02)


  1. MHenry-Appalachians, p. 90, "Cyclone Blues" (1 short text, with no mention of Kansas but the same plot)
  2. BI, RcKansCy


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1932 (Henry, from Grif Crawford)
Found in: US(Ap,MW)