Poor Lonesome Cowboy

DESCRIPTION: "I'm a poor lonesome cowboy (x3) And a long way from home." "I ain't got no father To buy the clothes I wear." "I ain't got no mother To mend the clothes I wear." "I ain't got no sweetheart To sit and talk with me." (And so on for other missing persons)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Sandburg)
KEYWORDS: cowboy loneliness family
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Sandburg, p. 273, "Poor Lonesome Cowboy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Larkin, pp. 112-115, "Poor Lonesome Cowboy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fife-Cowboy/West 84, "The Poor Lonesome Cowboy" (4 texts, 1 tune; the "C" and "D" texts are Spanish -- "Soy Pobre Vaquero" -- but with plots similar to this piece)
Lomax-ABFS, p. 418, "Poor Lonesome Cowboy" (1 text)
Tinsley, pp. 216-219, "Poor Lonesome Cowboy" (1 text, 1 tune plus a text of "Soy Pobre Vaquero")
DT, POORLONE*

Roud #4643
File: San273

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