Glory Trail, The (High Chin Bob)

DESCRIPTION: 'Way high up the Mogollons... A lion cleaned a yearlin's bones." High-Chin Bob, who wants to ride the "glory trail," ropes the lion. But the lion is healthy, and keeps fighting. Even today, Bob's ghost(?) and the lion continue their struggle
AUTHOR: Words: Charles Badger Clark
KEYWORDS: cowboy talltale fight animal
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Fife/Fife-CowboyAndWesternSongs 124, "The Glory Trail" (1 text, 1 tune)
Thorp/Logsdon-SongsOfTheCowboys, pp. 81-83, "HIgh-Chin Bob" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ohrlin-HellBoundTrain 49, "High Chin Bob" (1 text, 1 tune)
Tinsley-HeWasSinginThisSong, pp. 148-151, "High Chin Bob" (1 text, 1 tune)
Coleman/Bregman-SongsOfAmericanFolks, pp. 48-50, "The Glory Trail" (1 text, 1 tune)
Saffel-CowboyPoetry, p. 155-157, "The Glory Trail" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: John I. White, _Git Along, Little Dogies: Songs and Songmakers of the American West_, 1975 (page references are to the 1989 University of Illinois Press edition), pp. 126-136, "Badger Clark, Poet of Yesterday's West" (1 text plus discussion and a short biography of Clark)

Roud #12499
Glenn Ohrlin, "High Chin Bob" (on Ohrlin01)
NOTES [22 words]: Charles Badger Clark's original title for this is "The Glory Trail," although "High Chin Bob" seems to be more common in tradition. - RBW
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File: FCW124

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