Night Herding Song

DESCRIPTION: The tired cowboy advises the herd, "O slow up, dogies, quit your roving around, You've wandered and trampled all over the ground." He tells how, whatever method he uses, he can never keep the cattle still. He again urges the cattle to relax
AUTHOR: Harry Stephens
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (Lomax)
KEYWORDS: cowboy work animal request
REFERENCES (9 citations):
Larkin, pp. 26-29, "Night Herding Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-Singing, pp. 236-237, "(No title)" (1 text)
Lomax-FSNA 193, "Night Herding Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fife-Cowboy/West 82, "Night-Herding Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Saffel-CowboyP, p. 214, "Night-Herding Song" (1 text)
Tinsley, pp. 16-19, "Night Herding Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Coleman/Bregman, pp. 46-47, "The Night-Herding Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
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. 54-61, "Move Slow, Dogies, Move Slow" (1 text, 1 tune, plus various excerpts and a history of the song)

Roud #4444
Pete Seeger, "Little Dogies" (on PeteSeeger09, PeteSeegerCD02)
Marc Williams, "Night Herding Song" (Brunswick 497, c. 1931; on MakeMe)

File: LoF193

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