Cowboy (I), The
DESCRIPTION: "A man there lives on the Western plain With a ton of fight and an ounce of brains." The song tells of the wild exploits of the cowboy: "He feels unwell unless in strife" "He snuffs out candles with pistol balls" "He fills with terror all he meets"
EARLIEST DATE: 1884 (The Kansas Cowboy newspaper)
KEYWORDS: cowboy violence
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Fife-Cowboy/West 28, "Idyl of the Plains" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ohrlin-HBT 65, "The Cowboy #2" (1 text, 1 tune)
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