Going to Leave Old Texas (Old Texas, Texas Song, The Cowman's Lament)

DESCRIPTION: "I'm going to leave old Texas now, They've got no use for the longhorn cow...." The singer departs to "make his home on the wide wide range." When he dies, he will "take [his] chance on the holy one."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1966
KEYWORDS: cowboy travel death
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Fife-Cowboy/West 66, "The Trail to Mexico" (5 texts, 1 tune, of which only the "E" text goes here; "A" and "B" are "The Trail to Mexico" and "C" and "D" are "Early, Early in the Spring")
Tinsley, pp. 224-227, "I'm Going to Leave Old Texas Now" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, OLDTEXAS

Roud #12711
RECORDINGS:
Harry Jackson, "I'm Gonna Leave Old Texas Now" (on HJackson1)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie" (tune)
NOTES: Often sung to the tune of "Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie," but Gordon Bok's family tradition includes a different tune. - RBW
Last updated in version 3.1
File: FCW066E

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