“The Cattleman's Prayer”


"Now, O Lord, please lend Thine ear, The prayer of the cattleman to hear." He prays, "Won't you bless our cattle range," and asks for good weather, adequate forage, safety from fires, good prices, and many offspring for the cattle


  • Carl T. Sprague, "Cowman's Prayer" (Victor 21402, 1928)


  1. Fife-Cowboy/West 126, "The Cattleman's Prayer" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Ohrlin-HBT 51, "The Cowman's Prayer" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #5101
  4. BI, FCW126


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1885 (Socorro [N.M.] Bullion)
Found in: US