Cattleman's Prayer, The

DESCRIPTION: "Now, O Lord, please lend Thine ear, The prayer of the cattleman to hear." He prays, "Won't you bless our cattle range," and asks for good weather, adequate forage, safety from fires, good prices, and many offspring for the cattle
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1886 (Socorro [N.M.] Bullion)
KEYWORDS: cowboy religious nonballad animal
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Fife-Cowboy/West 126, "The Cattleman's Prayer" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ohrlin-HBT 51, "The Cowman's Prayer" (1 text, 1 tune)
Tinsley, pp. 108-111, "The Cowman's Prayer" (1 text, 1 tune)
Coleman/Bregman, pp. 44-45, "The Cowman's Prayer" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST FCW126 (Partial)
Roud #5101
RECORDINGS:
Carl T. Sprague, "Cowman's Prayer" (Victor 21402, 1928)
File: FCW126

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