“Riding Herd at Night”


"Riding herd at night, a lonely exile singing," the singer falls into waking dreams of "the cot where my love lies dreaming of me." Even as he drives herds in Wyoming (a job he never imagined), his thoughts are in Ireland. He recalls the holidays there


Bet you never thought you would see an Irish cowboy song. - RBW


  1. SHenry H588, pp. 220-221, "Riding Herd at Night" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, HHH588


Author: John Henry Macaulay
Earliest date: 1935 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland