“My Ma Was Born in Texas”


"My ma was born in Texas, my pa in Tennessee," and the singer was born as they moved to California. He left home to become a cowboy. He married a girl; she proved to have seven children. He caught her with another man and shot him; he is sentenced to life


This was collected by Edith Fowke in Lakefield, Ontario. Don't ask me how it got there. - RBW


  1. Fife-Cowboy/West 33, "My Ma Was Born in Texas" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #4808
  3. BI, FCW33


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1966
Found in: Canada(Ont)