Cowboy Boasting Chants
DESCRIPTION: Cowboy boasts of his exploits, talking about/to the horses he rides. Samples: "Born on the Colorado, Sired by an alligator, I'm a bold, bad man from Cripple Creek, Colorado." To the horse: "Git higher, git higher, The higher you git's too low for me."
EARLIEST DATE: 1934
KEYWORDS: cowboy horse bragging nonballad floatingverses
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-ABFS, pp. 381-383, "Cowboy to Pitching Bronco;" "Other Cowboy Boasting Chants" (3 texts, 1 tune, but described as "declaimed, not sung")
NOTES: These pieces are not really songs, and can be assembled out of floating materials. As a result, I lump them here. - RBW
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