Cowboy's Farewell, The

DESCRIPTION: "A cowboy lay out on the prairie... Oh, he had a quart of good liquor, And nearly a full quart of gin." He has been a cowboy all his life, avoiding farming and sheep ranches. He regretfully drinks to those who have taken over his cattle range
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1937 (Powder River Jack Lee songbook)
KEYWORDS: cowboy drink travel home hardtimes
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Welsch-NebraskaPioneerLore, pp. 34-35, "Good-Bye, You Old Dty Landers" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Powder River Jack and Kitty Lee's _Songs of the Range: Cowboy Wails of Cattle Trails_, Chart Music, 1937, pp. 22-23, "The Cowboy's Farewell" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #12693
File: PRJ022

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