Old Scout's Lament

DESCRIPTION: "Come all of you, my brother scouts, And join me in a song." The singer notes that "but few" old scouts are left alive. But the elk and buffalo are gone, and the Indians driven away: "We won great homes for gentle ones, And now, our West, goodbye."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1910
KEYWORDS: age Indians(Am.) animal cowboy work farewell
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Ohrlin-HBT 18, "The Old Scout's Lament" (1 text)
DT, OLDSCOUT

Roud #4631
File: Ohr018

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