Jolly Cowboy (I), The

DESCRIPTION: "My lover, he is a cowboy, he's brave and kind and true"; when he comes home, the two meet joyfully and the boy talks about his life on the trail. She says they will marry when he returns; he is quoted as promising to quit herding when he marries
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (Lomax)
KEYWORDS: love cowboy work separation reunion promise marriage
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Saffel-CowboyP, p. 209-210, "The Jolly Cowboy" (1 text)
DT, JOLLCWBY*

Roud #4482
NOTES: In print, with quotation marks, this song makes sense, though even in print, the transitions seem abrupt. In song, without such helps, it strikes me as hard to comprehend. I wonder if it isn't composite -- after all, it was published by Lomax. - RBW
File: Saffe209

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