Goodbye, Old Paint

DESCRIPTION: "Goodbye, old Paint, I'm a-leavin' Cheyenne." The impatient cowboy is off for Montana. He bids farewell to the girl and starts his horses on their way
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (recording, Harry “Haywire Mac” McClintock)
KEYWORDS: horse cowboy rambling
REFERENCES (13 citations):
Moore-Southwest 184, "Old Paint" (1 text, 1 tune)
Larkin, pp. 169-170, "Goodbye, Old Paint" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FSUSA 63(A), "Old Paint" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-ABFS, pp. 383-385, "Good-by, Old Paint" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FSNA 195, "I'm A-Leavin' Cheyenne" (1 text, 1 tune)
Scott-BoA, p. 263, "Goodbye, Old Paint" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fife-Cowboy/West 83, "Old Paint" (3 texts, 1 tune, although the "C" text appears to be "The Wagoner's Lad")
Welsch, pp. 24-25, "Old Paint" (1 text)
Cohen-AFS2, p. 572, "Goodbye, Old Paint" (1 text)
Tinsley, pp. 122-125, "Goodbye Old Paint" (1 text, 1 tune)
Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 275, "Goodbye, Old Paint" (1 text)
Silber-FSWB, p. 106, "Goodbye Old Paint" (1 text)

Roud #915
Arkansas Charlie [pseud. for Charlie Craver], "Goodbye Old Paint" (Vocalion 5270, rec. 1928)
Emmett Brand, "Riding My Buggy, My Whip in My Hand" (on MuSouth06)
Sloan Matthews, "Goodbye, Old Paint (II)" (AFS, 1940s; on LC28)
Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock, "Goodbye Old Paint" (Victor 21761, 1928; on WhenIWas1)
Patsy Montana, "Ridin' Old Paint" (Conqueror 8575, 1935)
Jess Morris, "Goodbye, Old Paint (I)" (AFS, 1942; on LC28, LCTreas)
Tex Ritter, "A-Ridin' Old Paint" (Conqueror 8144, 1933/Perfect 12984, 1934; on BackSaddle); "Goodbye Old Paint" (Vocalion 5493, c. 1931; Conqueror 8073, 1932; Vocalion 04911, 1939)
Pete Seeger, "Old Paint" (on PeteSeeger09, PeteSeegerCD02)

cf. "The Wagoner's Lad" (floating lyrics)
cf. "I Ride an Old Paint"
NOTES [42 words]: I classify Emmett Brand's recording here because it has to go somewhere, but it also includes material from "Rye Whiskey (Jack of Diamonds)" and "Wagoner's Lad," and a tune the collector found reminiscent of "One Morning in May." Ah, the folk process! - PJS
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