“The Two-Gun Cowboy (Son of a Gun)”


"Out on a ranch way out west," the cowboys "never rest" until Saturday. One cowboy rides into town to see his girl, and is greeted by a shot through his hat. He finishes off the assailants, meets his girl, and heads off to be married


This is so obviously false-to-life that I find myself wondering if it doesn't come from a movie Western. I really doubt it derived from actual cowboys. But I don't know who would make up such a thing. - RBW


  1. MHenry-Appalachians, pp. 91-92, "The Two-Gun Cowboy" (1 text)
  2. Roud #12709
  3. BI, MHAp091


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1932 (Henry, collected from Jessie Pressley)
Found in: US(SE)