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Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads

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John Avery Lomax is a towering figure in the field of early American musicology and folklore. Through intensive field work, Lomax built up the core body of work for the Library of Congress Archive. "Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads" is his collection that propelled him to the forefront of his field and ignited new interest in American folklore, inspiring many to continue research. For his contributions to the field of cowboy music, Locas was inducted into the Western Music Hall of Fame in 2010. Many of the verses here are accompanied by musical scores, and some may be more familiar in their musical form such as "A Home on the Range." A wide array of characters and life across the western United States is represented here. - Summary by Larry Wilson (6 hr 36 min)

Chapters

Dedication

2:24

Read by Larry Wilson

Introduction

5:00

Read by Larry Wilson

Collector's Note

16:00

Read by Larry Wilson

The Dying Cowboy

4:04

Read by Nemo

The Days of Forty-nine

2:43

Read by Nemo

Joe Bowers

2:44

Read by Nemo

The Cowboy's Dream

2:17

Read by Jack Allan

The Cowboy's Life

1:54

Read by Michael Fassio

The Kansas Line

1:53

Read by Scotty Smith

The Cowman's Prayer

1:18

Read by Larry Wilson

The Miner's Song

2:49

Read by Kurt

Jesse James

2:39

Read by Michael Fassio

Poor Lonesome Cowboy

1:30

Read by Scotty Smith

Buena Vista Battlefield

2:56

Read by Michael Fassio

Westward Ho

1:26

Read by Kurt

A Home on the Range

1:56

Read by Larry Wilson

Texas Rangers

3:06

Read by Scotty Smith

The Mormon Bishop's Lament

4:03

Read by Scotty Smith

Dan Taylor

1:53

Read by Scotty Smith

When Work Is Done This Fall

3:10

Read by Michael Fassio

Sioux Indians

2:19

Read by DrPGould

The Old Chisholm Trail

3:34

Read by Scotty Smith

Jack Donahoo

1:47

Read by Scotty Smith

Utah Carroll

3:17

Read by Kurt

The Bull-whacker

2:37

Read by realisticspeakers

The "Metis" Song of the Buffalo Hunters

1:46

Read by realisticspeakers

The U-S-U Range

2:31

Read by Nemo

The Cowboy's Lament

4:04

Read by realisticspeakers

Love In Disguise

2:25

Read by realisticspeakers

Mustang Gray

1:49

Read by realisticspeakers

Young Companions

1:58

Read by Kurt

Lackey Bill

4:49

Read by Scotty Smith

Whoopee Ti Yi Yo, Git Along Little Dogies

2:03

Read by Scotty Smith

I'm A Good Old Rebel

1:37

Read by Scotty Smith

The Cowboy

2:31

Read by Eva Davis

Bill Peters, The Stage Driver

2:20

Read by Kurt

Hard Times

3:17

Read by Michael Fassio

Cole Younger

2:19

Read by Kurt

Mississippi Girls

2:39

Read by Kurt

The Old Man Under the Hill

2:26

Read by Kurt

Jerry, Go Ile That Car

2:29

Read by realisticspeakers

John Garner's Trail Herd

3:01

Read by Michael Fassio

The Old Scout's Lament

1:45

Read by Kurt

The Lone Buffalo Hunter

2:46

Read by Kurt

The Crooked Trail to Holbrook

2:47

Read by Kurt

Only a Cowboy

1:49

Read by Kurt

Fuller and Warren

3:01

Read by Kurt

The Trail to Mexico

3:52

Read by Kurt

The Horse Wrangler

2:33

Read by Nemo

California Joe

7:45

Read by Peter Yearsley

The Boston Burglar

2:00

Read by Nemo

Sam Bass

3:20

Read by Nemo

The Zebra Dun

3:36

Read by Kurt

The Buffalo Skinners

3:33

Read by Kurt

Macaffie's Confession

3:05

Read by Kurt

Little Joe, The Wrangler

3:27

Read by Kurt

Harry Bale

2:12

Read by Kurt

Foreman Monroe

3:48

Read by Kurt

The Dreary Black Hills

1:57

Read by realisticspeakers

A Mormon Song

2:40

Read by Tim Watkins

The Buffalo Hunters

1:57

Read by Nemo

The Little Old Sod Shanty

2:53

Read by Kurt

The Gol-darned Wheel

4:41

Read by Cyndy

Bonnie Black Bess

2:36

Read by BettyB

The Last Longhorn

2:42

Read by Peter Yearsley

A Prisoner for Life

2:03

Read by Kurt

The Wars of Germany

3:26

Read by Nemo

Freighting from Wilcox to Globe

3:47

Read by Kurt

The Arizona Boys and Girls

2:46

Read by BettyB

The Dying Ranger

3:27

Read by realisticspeakers

The Fair Fannie Moore

2:40

Read by Peter Yearsley

Hell in Texas

2:40

Read by Nemo

By Markentura's Flowery Marge

2:02

Read by Kurt

The State of Arkansaw

3:28

Read by Nemo

The Texas Cowboy

3:13

Read by Kurt

The Dreary, Dreary Life

2:45

Read by Kurt

Jim Farrow

1:48

Read by Kurt

Young Charlottie

3:43

Read by BettyB

The Skew-Ball Black

1:37

Read by Kurt

The Rambling Cowboy

2:05

Read by Nemo

The Cowboy at Church

3:15

Read by Nemo

The U. S. A. Recruit

2:27

Read by Larry Wilson

The Cowgirl

1:08

Read by BettyB

The Shanty Boy

1:28

Read by Kurt

Root Hog or Die

3:05

Read by Michael

Sweet Betsy from Pike

2:55

Read by BettyB

The Disheartened Ranger

2:58

Read by Cyndy

The Melancholy Cowboy

2:10

Read by Nemo

Bob Stanford

1:35

Read by Michael

Charlie Rutlage

1:59

Read by Michael

The Range Riders

2:00

Read by Chris Pyle

Her White Bosom Bare

3:58

Read by Kurt

Juan Murray

2:13

Read by Chris Pyle

Greer County

3:14

Read by Cyndy

Rosin the Bow

2:01

Read by Kurt

The Great Round-Up

2:28

Read by Larry Wilson

The Jolly Cowboy

3:01

Read by Yanyan Zeng

The Convict

1:48

Read by Kurt

Jack O' Diamonds

3:28

Read by Kurt

The Cowboy's Meditation

2:10

Read by Nemo

Billy Venero

4:14

Read by Kurt

Dogie Song

1:06

Read by Tim Watkins

The Boozer

1:19

Read by Kurt

Drinking Song

0:55

Read by Kurt

A Fragment

0:49

Read by Larry Wilson

A Man Named Hods

2:41

Read by Lowell Moore

A Fragment

0:53

Read by Larry Wilson

The Lone Star Trail

3:37

Read by aniroo

Way Down In Mexico

1:07

Read by DrPGould

Rattlesnake A Ranch Haying Song

2:17

Read by DrPGould

The Railroad Corral

1:55

Read by Jack Albert

The Song of the "Metis" Trapper

1:58

Read by Cyndy

The Camp Fire Has Gone Out

1:35

Read by Bristol Chilton

Night-Herding Song

1:40

Read by aniroo

Tail Piece

0:39

Read by DrPGould

The Habit

1:39

Read by Nemo

Old Paint

2:00

Read by Cyndy

Down South on the Rio Grande

1:12

Read by Larry Wilson

Silver Jack

2:38

Read by Phil Schempf

The Cowboy's Christmas Ball

5:47

Read by Nemo

Pinto

1:38

Read by Larry Wilson

The Gal I Left Behind Me

1:50

Read by Wolfgang Bas

Billy The Kid

1:12

Read by Cyndy

The Hell-Bound Train

3:27

Read by Nemo

The Old Scout's Lament

1:42

Read by Phil Schempf

The Deserted Adobe

2:08

Read by Yanyan Zeng

The Cowboy at Work

1:56

Read by Yanyan Zeng

Here's to the Ranger!

1:52

Read by aniroo

Muster Out the Ranger

1:40

Read by aniroo

A Cow Camp on the Range

1:48

Read by Phil Schempf

Freckles. A Fragment

2:26

Read by DrPGould

Whose Old Cow?

3:16

Read by Larry Wilson

Old Time Cowboy

2:30

Read by Cyndy

Bucking Broncho

2:06

Read by Nemo

The Pecos Queen

1:26

Read by BettyB

Chopo

1:17

Read by aniroo

Top Hand

2:26

Read by DrPGould

California Trail

2:00

Read by Bristol Chilton

Bronc Peeler's Song

1:26

Read by aniroo

A Deer Hunt

1:48

Read by Tim Watkins

Windy Bill

2:26

Read by Michael Fassio

Wild Rovers

2:08

Read by Michael Fassio

Life in a Half-Breed Shack

1:57

Read by Larry Wilson

The Road to Cook's Peak

2:51

Read by Cyndy

Araphoe, Or Buckskin Joe

3:20

Read by Phil Schempf

Rounded up in Glory

1:17

Read by Larry Wilson

The Drunkard's Hell

2:18

Read by Michael

Rambling Boy

1:42

Read by aniroo

Brigham Young. I.

1:42

Read by DrPGould

Brigham Young. II

2:13

Read by DrPGould

The Old Gray Mule

1:16

Read by Nemo

The Fools of Forty-nine

2:25

Read by aniroo

A Ripping Trip

1:04

Read by aniroo

The Happy Miner

2:04

Read by aniroo

The California Stage Company

1:25

Read by aniroo

New National Anthem

1:24

Read by Larry Wilson

Bewertungen

(5 Sterne)

It seems there would be better places for a reader to practice their English. But mostly well read. The cowboy song are a treasure. I sing some of these songs.