I Want to Be a Cowboy
DESCRIPTION: "I want to be a cowboy and with the cowboys stand, Big spurs on my bootheels and a lasso in my hand." The singer desires life on the range, hopes to get drunk in Cheyenne, and expects to "rope the slant old heathen and yank them straight to hell."
EARLIEST DATE: 1922
KEYWORDS: cowboy drink derivative
FOUND IN: US(Ro)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
LPound-ABS, 79, pp. 173-174, "I Want to Be a Cowboy" (1 text)
Welsch, p. 10, "I Want to Be a Cowboy" (1 text)
cf. "I Want to Be an Angel" (source song, according to Welsch)
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