Riding Herd at Night

DESCRIPTION: "Riding herd at night, a lonely exile singing," the singer falls into waking dreams of "the cot where my love lies dreaming of me." Even as he drives herds in Wyoming (a job he never imagined), his thoughts are in Ireland. He recalls the holidays there
AUTHOR: John Henry Macaulay
EARLIEST DATE: 1935 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: emigration cowboy work separation homesickness
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H588, pp. 220-221, "Riding Herd at Night" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [10 words]: Bet you never thought you would see an Irish cowboy song. - RBW
File: HHH588

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