Ragtime Cowboy Joe

DESCRIPTION: "The roughest, toughest man by far" in Arizona is Ragtime Cowboy Joe, who got his name because "He always sings raggy music to the cattle... On a horse that is syncopated gaited." But folks are advised not to cross him; his gun will make them dance
AUTHOR: Words: Grant Clarke/Music: Lewis F. Muir and Maurice Abrahams
EARLIEST DATE: 1912 (copyright)
KEYWORDS: cowboy music nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Fife-Cowboy/West 107, "Ragtime Cowboy Joe" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 107, "Rag Time Cowboy Joe" (1 text)
DT, RAGTMJOE*

Roud #11097
RECORDINGS:
Girls of the Golden West, "Ragtime Cowboy Joe" (Columbia 37724, 1947)
Ranch Boys, "Ragtime Cowboy Joe" (Decca 5074, 1935)

SAME TUNE:
Doc Roberts, "Ragtime Chicken Joe" (Conqueror 8566, 1935)
File: FCW107

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