Cowboy's Meditation

DESCRIPTION: "At midnight when cattle are sleeping," the cowboy looks at the stars and wonders. Are they inhabited worlds with cowboys and cattle ranges? Do cowboys there wonder about our sun? Will he meet mother in heaven? When dawn breaks, he gets back to work
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1921 (Thorp/Logsdon-SongsOfTheCowboys)
KEYWORDS: cowboy work family death
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Thorp/Logsdon-SongsOfTheCowboys, pp. 46-47, "The Cowboy's Meditation" (1 text)
Fife/Fife-CowboyAndWesternSongs 121, "Cowboy's Meditation" (1 text, 1 tune)
ArkansasWoodchopper, pp. 26-27, "The Cow-boy's Meditation" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #4453
Lee Boswell, "The Cowboy's Meditation" (Decca 5057, 1934)
David Gauthier, " Cowboy's Meditation" (Broadway 8325, rec. 1931)
Kenneth Houchins, "Cowboy's Meditation" (Champion 45028, 1935)
Carl T. Sprague, "The Cowboy's Meditation" (Victor V-40197, 1930; Montgomery Ward M-4467, 1934; Montgomery Ward M-4783, c. 1935)

NOTES [32 words]: Yes, this is Cowboy Science Fiction.
Roud lumps this with "The Cowboy's Dream." There are similarities in theme, but this seems much more creative. Like Thorp, I wish I knew who wrote this. - RBW
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