Utah Carroll [Laws B4]

DESCRIPTION: A cowboy sadly remembers the death of his partner, Utah Carroll. When the herd stampedes, Utah manages to rescue the boss's daughter (who stood in the stampede's path), but himself dies in the process
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (Lomax, Cowboy Songs)
KEYWORDS: cowboy death rescue friend
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (13 citations):
Laws B4, "Utah Carroll"
Randolph 206, "Utah Carl" (1 text)
Hudson 94, pp. 224-226, "Utah Carroll" (1 text)
Moore-Southwest 156, "Utah Carl" (1 text, 1 tune)
McNeil-SFB1, pp. 154-156, "Utah Carroll" (1 text, 1 tune)
Larkin, pp. 119-122, "Utah Carroll" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fife-Cowboy/West 80, "Utah Carl" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ohrlin-HBT 63, "Utah Carol" (1 text, 1 tune)
Tinsley, pp. 92-95, "Utah Carroll" (1 text, 1 tune)
Abrahams/Foss, pp. 128-130, "Utah Carroll" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 113, "Utah Carroll" (1 text)
Saffel-CowboyP, pp. 215-216, "Utah Carroll" (1 text)
DT 372, UTAHCARL*

Roud #1929
RECORDINGS:
Charles Baker, "Utah Carroll" (Champion 16724 [as The Wyoming Cowboy], 1934; Champion 45052/Melotone [Canada] 45052, 1935)
Bill Bender (The Happy Cowboy), "Utah Carroll" (Elite X20 [as "Utah Trail"]/Varsity 5150, n.d.; rec. 1939)
Cartwright Bros., "Utah Carroll" (Columbia 15410-D, 1929; on WhenIWas1)
Harry Jackson, "Utah Carroll" (on HJackson1)
Harry "Mac" McClintock, "Utah Carl" (on McClintock01, CowFolkCD1) (on McClintock02)
Charles Nabell, "Utah Carl" (Okeh 7009, c. 1925)
Carl T. Sprague, "Utah Carroll" (Victor 21194, 1927; on AuthCowboys)
Arnold Keith Storm, "Utah Carl" (on AKStorm01)
Frank Wheeler & Monroe Lamb, "Utah Carl's Last Ride" (Victor V-40169, 1929; Montgomery Ward M-4470, 1934)
Marc Williams, "Utah Carroll" (Brunswick 304, 1929; rec. 1928)

NOTES: Logsdon, in his notes to CowFolkCD1, states definitively that [N. Howard] Thorp composed this piece, sending it to Kenneth S. Clark to be included in one of his cowboy song folios. - PJS
Against this we must set the observation that Thorp did not include the piece in Songs of the Cowboys even in the 1922 edition after Lomax had already published it. - RBW
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File: LB04

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