Roundup in the Spring

DESCRIPTION: A group of cowboys meet in a hotel and swap tales. An old man listens eagerly. He was a cowboy, too, and recalls the work. He concludes, "I'd like to be in Texas for the roundup in the spring."
AUTHOR: claimed by Jack C. Williams and Carl Copeland
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (Recording, Vernon Dalhart; also Publications of the Texas Folk-Lore Society, Vol. VI); the Copeland text copyrighted 1916
KEYWORDS: cowboy age work
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ohrlin-HBT 20, "Roundup in the Spring" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #11309
RECORDINGS:
Leon Chappelear "I'd Like to Be In Texas (For the Roundup in the Spring)" (Champion 45068, c. 1935; Montgomery Ward M-4950, 1936)
Vernon Dalhart "I'd Like to Be In Texas" (Vocalion 5044, 1926)
Bradley Kincaid "I'd Like to Be In Texas" (Decca 12053, n.d.)
[Asa] Martin & [James] Roberts, "The Roundup in the Spring" (Perfect 12906/Melotone 12642 [as by Asa Martin], 1933; on WhenIWas1)

File: Ohr020

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