Grass of Uncle Sam, The

DESCRIPTION: "Come, people of the Eastern towns, It's little that you know About the Western prairies" where beef is grown and horses run wild "on the grass of Uncle Sam." The singer describes cowboy life, both when on the range and when in town
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1891 (Miles City, Montana Stock Growers' Journal, credited to "M.C.")
KEYWORDS: cowboy travel
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
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. 101-105, "The Grass of Uncle Sam" (2 texts, 1 tune, plus various excerpts and a history of the song)
Roud #11313
File: JIWGA101

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