“Root, Hog, or Die (VI -- Cowboy Bawdy variant)”


The singer heads to Arizona to punch cattle. He takes a holiday in Phoenix, where was pretty girl says she will "see what I can do for your root, hog, or die." He contracts a venereal disease; "that's why I lost the head of my root, hog, or die."

Cross references


  1. Logsdon 22, pp. 140-142, "Root, Hog, or Die" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #3242
  3. BI, Logs022


Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1976 (collected by Logsdon from Riley Neal)
Found in: US(SW)