Cowboy Jack [Laws B24]

DESCRIPTION: Having quarreled with his sweetheart, Jack joins a band of cowboys. He decides to return home and ask forgiveness after singing about a faithful girl. He arrives too late; his sweetheart has died with his name on her lips
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (Sires, "Songs of the Open Range")
KEYWORDS: separation death cowboy
FOUND IN: US(SW)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Laws B24, "Cowboy Jack"
Logsdon 5, pp. 48-52, "Cowboy Jack" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ohrlin-HBT 5, "Cowboy Jack" (1 text, 1 tune)
Tinsley, pp. 204-207, "Cowboy Jack" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 788, COWBYJCK*

Roud #3244
RECORDINGS:
Arkansas Woodchopper [pseud. for Luther Ossenbrink], "Cowboy Jack" (Conqueror 7882, 1931; Melotone [Can.] 91539, 1933)
Callahan Brothers, "Cowboy Jack" (Perfect 6-09-53/Melotone 6-09-53, 1936)
Carter Family, "Cowboy Jack" (Montgomery Ward M-4545, c. 1935/Bluebird B-8167, 1939)
Girls of the Golden West, "Cowboy Jack" (Bluebird B-5719, 1934)
Harry Jackson, "Cowboy Jack" (on HJackson1)
Peg Moreland, "Cowboy Jack" (Victor 23593, 1929) (Bluebird B-4956, c. 1933)
Roy Shaffer, "Cowboy Jack" (Bluebird B-8303, 1939)
Marc Williams, "Cowboy Jack" (Brunswick 430, 1930; rec. 1929)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Blackbirds and Thrushes (I)" (plot)
File: LB24

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