Come All You Jolly Cowboys

DESCRIPTION: The cowboy leaves home, mother, and sweetheart "to roam the prairie plain... to never return again." His love for his promised bride "has never died"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Owens-TexasFolkSongs-2ed)
KEYWORDS: love parting travel mother cowboy
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Owens-TexasFolkSongs-2ed, pp. 55-56, "Come All You Jolly Cowboys" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [62 words]: This looks like a revised sailor song. Here is the first couplet:
Come all you jolly cowboys, bound on a stormy land
I'll tell to you some trouble that's happened to me
so I suppose the original first line ended "stormy sea." The story has been forgotten in Owens-TexasFolkSongs-2ed text so -- if I am right about this song's origin -- I cannot find an analogous sea song. - BS
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