DESCRIPTION: "When the hot sun smiles on the endless miles..." the cowboys seek water, and find themselves fighting with a "nester" for his well. They spare him only because of his pretty girl. When a storm and stampede start, Texas Red saves the girl.
EARLIEST DATE: 1934
KEYWORDS: cowboy storm rescue recitation
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-ABFS, pp. 392-395, "The Stampede" (1 text)
NOTES: There is no evidence that this piece (first published in Wild West Weekly) was ever a song, or that it ever entered tradition. - RBW
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