At a Cowboy Dance
DESCRIPTION: "Get yo' little sage hens ready, Trot 'em out upon the floor -- Line 'em up there, you cusses! Steady!" The caller coaxes and cajoles the cowboys through the motions of a square dance.
EARLIEST DATE: 1889 (James Barton Anderson's "Breezy Western Verse")
KEYWORDS: dancing cowboy nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Fife-Cowboy/West 105, "At a Cowboy Dance" (1 text)
Lomax-ABFS, p. 415, "An Idaho Cowboy Dance" (1 text)
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