Cowboys' New Years Dance, The
DESCRIPTION: "We were sitting round the ranch house some twenty hands or more, Most of us Americans but a few from Arkansas...." "Twas with them I attended the Cowboys' New Years Ball." The extravagant dance is described in extravagant terms
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (Thorp)
KEYWORDS: cowboy party parody
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Thorp/Fife XXII, pp. 251-253 (44-48), "The Cowboys New Years Dance" (1 text)
Cohen-AFS2, p. 552-554, "The Cowboys' New Years Dance" (1 text)
cf. "The Cowboys' Christmas Ball"
NOTES: Thorp in his 1908 edition credits this to an unknown "Mark Chisholm." On the other hand, Thorp appears to have marked the song as one of his own in a copy given to a friend. Since the song does not seem to have appeared elsewhere, either in oral tradition or in print, it probably doesn't matter much. - RBW
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