Snagtooth Sal

DESCRIPTION: The singer happily remembers "Walking down through Laramie with Snagtooth Sal." "But she turned me down completely" -- by dying (!). He will die for love, and gives instructions for his own burial
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1934
KEYWORDS: cowboy love death separation burial
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Fife-Cowboy/West 106, "Snagtooth Sal" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-ABFS, pp. 405-406, "Snagtooth Sal" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #11096
NOTES: The Fifes regard this as traditional -- but it is noteworthy that they had to get their tune from the Roger Wagner Chorale! To me, it looks like a cowboy adaption of something along the lines of "The Butcher Boy" or "The Pinery Boy." - RBW
File: FCW106

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