“Roundup in the Spring”


A group of cowboys meet in a hotel and swap tales. An old man listens eagerly. He was a cowboy, too, and recalls the work. He concludes, "I'd like to be in Texas for the roundup in the spring."


  • Leon Chappelear "I'd Like to Be In Texas (For the Roundup in the Spring)" (Champion 45068, c. 1935; Montgomery Ward M-4950, 1936)
  • Vernon Dalhart "I'd Like to Be In Texas" (Vocalion 5044, 1926)
  • Bradley Kincaid "I'd Like to Be In Texas" (Decca 12053, n.d.)
  • [Asa] Martin & [James] Roberts, "The Roundup in the Spring" (Perfect 12906/Melotone 12642 [as by Asa Martin], 1933; on WhenIWas1)


  1. Ohrlin-HBT 20, "Roundup in the Spring" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #11309
  3. BI, Ohr020


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1926 (Recording, Vernon Dalhart)
Keywords: cowboy age work
Found in: US