Texas Cowboy (I), The

DESCRIPTION: "Come all you Texas cowboys and warning take by me, Don't go out to Montana for wealth or liberty." The cowboy has worked in all sorts of places, but Montana is colder, you can only work (and so get paid) for six months a year, the food is bad, etc.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1888 (The Glendive Independent)
KEYWORDS: cowboy work hardtimes warning
FOUND IN: US(MW,Ro,So)
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Larkin, pp. 65-67, "The Texas Cowboy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Thorp/Fife VIII, pp. 97-103 (21-22), "The Texas Cowboy" (4 texts, 1 tune)
Fife-Cowboy/West 31, "The Texas Cowboy" (3 texts, 1 tune)
Tinsley, pp. 50-53, "The Texas Cowboy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Welsch, pp. 28-30, "The Texas Cowboy" (1 text)
DT, TXASCWBY*
ADDITIONAL: Powder River Jack and Kitty Lee's _Songs of the Range: Cowboy Wails of Cattle Trails_, Chart Music, 1937, p. 36, "I Am a Texas Cowboy" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #4632
RECORDINGS:
Arkansas Woodchopper [pseud. for Luther Ossenbrink], "I'm a Texas Cowboy" (Conqueror 7883, 1931)
File: TF08

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