“The Fair at Batesland”


The poet wanders into town on the day of the Batestown Fair. He signs up for the bronc-riding contest, drinking a bit while he waits. The poet drawn "an old brown mule," and gets thrown. Abused by the crown, gets "a job a-herdin' sheep"


  1. Ohrlin-HBT 76, "The Fair at Batesland" (1 text)
  2. BI, Ohr076


Author: Raymond Runnels
Earliest date: 1968
Keywords: cowboy horse recitation