Old Time Cowboy (Melancholy Cowboy)
DESCRIPTION: "Come all you melancholy folks wherever you may be, I'll sing about the cowboy whose life is light and free." We are told "his heart is gay," "they're a little bit rough... but if you do not hunt a quarrel you can live with them in peace," etc.
EARLIEST DATE: 1908
KEYWORDS: cowboy nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Thorp/Fife XIX, pp. 240-243 (40-41), "Old Time Cowboy" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Ohrlin-HBT 17, "Old-Time Cowboy" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Powder River Jack and Kitty Lee's _Songs of the Range: Cowboy Wails of Cattle Trails_, Chart Music, 1937, p. 8, "Come All You 'Solemncholly' Folks
" (1 text, 1 tune)
Come All Ye Melancholy Folks
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