I Ride an Old Paint

DESCRIPTION: "I ride an old paint, I lead an old Dan/dam... Ride around, little dogies, ride around 'em slow...." Verses on various topics: The cowboy's travels, the strayed children of Old Bill Jones, the cowboy's hopes for his funeral
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Sandburg)
KEYWORDS: cowboy horse rambling funeral children
FOUND IN: US(SW)
REFERENCES (9 citations):
Larkin, pp. 33-35, "I Ride an Old Paint" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FSUSA 63(B), "Old Paint" (1 text, 1 tune)
Sandburg, pp. 12-13, "I Ride an Old Paint" (1 text, 1 tune)
Scott-BoA, pp. 260-261, "I Ride an Old Paint" (1 text, 1 tune)
Botkin-AmFolklr, pp. 857-858, "I Ride an Old Paint" (1 text, 1 tune)
Tinsley, pp. 126-129, "I Ride an Old Paint" (1 text, 1 tune)
PSeeger-AFB, p. 25, "I Ride An Old Paint" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 106, "I Ride An Old Paint" (1 text)
DT, RIDEPNT*

Roud #915
RECORDINGS:
Almanac Singers, "I Ride an Old Paint" (General 5020B, 1941; on Almanac01, Almanac03, AlmanacCD1)
Harry Jackson, "I Ride an Old Paint" (on HJackson1)
Tex Ritter, "A-Ridin' Old Paint" (Conqueror 8144, 1933; on BackSaddle)
Pete Seeger, "I Ride an Old Paint" (on PeteSeeger17)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Goodbye, Old Paint"
File: LxU063B

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