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Thread #18855   Message #191999
Posted By: Alice
08-Mar-00 - 03:19 PM
Thread Name: Your favorite cowboy/western folk songs
Subject: RE: Your favorite cowboy/western folk songs
These are not necessarily my favorite cowboy songs, but I thought I would add this to the thread for those who may be interested.
I have an old 1933 songbook of songs of the West that I found in my family's stack of old sheet music. The cover is torn off, but most of the songs are there. These are songs that were popular enough out here to be included in the songbook. The Man On the Flying Trapeze may seem out of place, but it was very popular, and my grandparents used to play it at country dances.

Whoopee Ti Yi Yo, Git Along Little Dogies

Red River Valley (Liz, I've never heard the verse you mention)

The Old Chisholm Trail

The Man On The Flying Trapeez (8 verses)

Old Paint

Lonesome Cowboy

The Tenderfoot

The Dreary Black Hills

Jesse James, The Train Robbery

Oh! Susanna

Just My Gal and I

Home On The Range

Fuller and Warren

Great Grand-Dad

Hard Luck

Jack o'Diamonds

I Should Like To Marry

Frankie and Johnny

The Letter Edged in Black

That Big Rock Candy Mountain (hobo song, really)

Hand Me Down My Walking Cane

Sally In Our Alley

Hallelujah I'm A Bum

She'll Be Comin Round The Mountain

The Cowboy

Bad Company

The Big Corral

Blanche, The Pride of the Ranch

Brown Eyed Lee

Buffalo Skinners

When the Work's All Done This Fall

The Cowboy's Dream

Little Old Sod Shanty

My Love Is A Rider

The Dreary, Dreary Life

They Dying Cowboy (Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie)

The Days of Forty Nine

Ten Thousand Cattle

Old Zip Coon (Turkey in the Straw)

Night Herding Song (Slow Dogie Slow)

Windy Bill

Utah Carroll

THe Dying Ranger

The Trail to Mexico

A Prisoner For Life

The Last Request

Sam Bass

Wait For The Wagon

Little Red Caboose Behind the Train

Billy Boy

If you need the music, let me know and I will scan and post pages to my website.

Alice Flynn in Montana