Whose Old Cow

DESCRIPTION: "Twas the end of roundup the last day of June, Or maybe July I just don't remember...." The signer describes the the gathering for the roundup. When the herds gathered, "Nig" Add separates the herds. An unknown brand puzzles him; he claims the cow
AUTHOR: N. Howard Thorp
KEYWORDS: cowboy work
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Thorp/Fife XXI, pp. 247-250 (42-44), "Who's Old Cow" (2 texts, though they look at best marginally related)
Roud #8045
NOTES [43 words]: This is another Thorp poem that does not seem to have made any mark in oral tradition. Its racist tone ("White folks [are] smarter'n Add"), as well as its somewhat forced diction and the obscure use of branding terms, probably guarantee continued obscurity. - RBW
File: TF21

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