Chopo

DESCRIPTION: "Through rocky arroyas so dark and so deep, Down the sides of the mountains so slippery and steep... You're a safety conveyance my little Chopo." The singer praises his horse Chopo and describes the excellent service the animal has done
AUTHOR: N. Howard Thorp
EARLIEST DATE: 1908
KEYWORDS: horse cowboy nonballad
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REFERENCES (3 citations):
Thorp/Fife XIV, pp. 191-194 (30-31), "Chopo" (3 texts, 1 tune)
Fife-Cowboy/West 69, "Chopo" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Powder River Jack and Kitty Lee's _Songs of the Range: Cowboy Wails of Cattle Trails_, Chart Music, 1937, pp. 44-45, "Chopo, My Pony" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #8049
NOTES: "Chopo" was the name of "Jack" Thorp's favorite horse, which he credits with saving his life during a stampede, and for whom he wrote this song. There is no evidence that it ever entered oral tradition. - RBW
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File: TF014

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