Dying Cowboy of Rim Rock Ranch
DESCRIPTION: The dying cowboy is "Riding away... Where the sun is sinking low." He bids goodbye to all parts of the cowboy's life -- the sounds, the sunrises, the girl he loves. He bids his comrades to remember him "when you're far from the rimrock."
EARLIEST DATE: 1966
KEYWORDS: cowboy death farewell
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Fife-Cowboy/West 120, "The Dying Cowboy of Rim Rock Ranch" (2 texts, 1 tune)
BrownSchinhanV 776, "Goodbye to the Cracking of the Pistols" (1 text, 1 tune)
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