DESCRIPTION: "Contestants galore and fans by the score Set roostin' the gates of Saint Pete...." The various rodeo riders who have died are recalled. Finally we see "amongst them all, on old Fireball, There set ol' Heelin' Bill."
EARLIEST DATE: 1951
KEYWORDS: cowboy death recitation moniker
1937 - Death of Pete Knight
1950 - Death of "Heelin'" Bill Nix
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ohrlin-HBT 36, "Heelin' Bill" (1 text)
NOTES: The number of famous bronc riders listed in this song probably tells us something about the profession.... - RBW
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