Chase of the O. L. C. Steer
DESCRIPTION: "Did you ever hear of the O L C Steer With widely flaring horns He smashes the trees as he splits the breeze And the cowboy ropes he scorns." Cowboys Rap, Johnny, and Bob vow to catch the steer, but it escapes and they spend their lives making excuses
AUTHOR: Agnes Morley Cleveland ?
EARLIEST DATE: 1908
KEYWORDS: animal escape cowboy
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Thorp/Fife-SongsOfTheCowboys XVII, pp. 225-227 (36-38), "Chase of the O. L. C. Steer" (1 text); Thorp/Logsdon-SongsOfTheCowboys, pp. 21-23, "Chase of the O L C Steer" (1 text)
NOTES [29 words]: The only claim of authorship of this piece was made by Agnes Morley Cleveland in a 1945 letter to Neil M. Cleveland. She gives the initials as "A. L. C.," pronounced "Alcy." - RBW
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