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Cowboy songs and other frontier ballads

J. A. Lomax

Cowboy songs and other frontier ballads

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Published by Macmillan .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementcompiled by J.A. Lomax and A. Lomax.
ContributionsLomax, A.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20107278M

What we did as deeds of glory are condemned as bloody crime. And little Varro, seeing the danger, turned her pony a pace And leaning in the saddle, tied the blanket in its place. Most cowboys, however, were bold young spirits who emigrated to the West for the same reason that their ancestors had come across the seas. I lay there, boy, I could not sleep, I had a feverish brow, Got up, went back, and put in six holes more. I may pray different from other men But I've had my say, and now, Amen. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible.

He has always been on the skirmish line of civilization. He spoke out plainly the impulses of his heart. Starting inthe Lomaxes, father and son, traveled tens of thousands of miles, endured many hardships, exercised great patience and tact to win the confidence and friendship of hundreds of singers in order to bring to the Library of Congress records of the voices of countless interesting people they met on the way. Whimsical illustrations by Dave Holl bring the spirit of the poetry alive. In only a few instances have I been able to discover the authorship of any song. Kittredge, of Harvard, I must gratefully acknowledge constant and generous encouragement.

John Nova Lomax also helped discover rising country troubadour Hayes Carll. I ain't got no sister, I ain't got no sister, I ain't got no sister To go and play with me. He was born one day in the county of Clay And came from a solitary race. We beat the drum slowly and played the fife lowly, And bitterly wept as we bore him along; For we all loved our comrade, so brave, young, and handsome, We all loved our comrade although he'd done wrong.


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Cowboy songs and other frontier ballads by J. A. Lomax Download PDF Ebook

A trip up the trail made a distinct break in the monotonous life of the big ranches, often situated hundreds of miles from where the conventions of society were observed. The poems deal with friendship, hardship, weather, hay, and hungry cows; all speak to a love and respect for the land, animals, open skies, and freedom.

The facts which are still available concerning the ballads of our own Southwest are such as should go far to prove, or to disprove, many of the theories advanced concerning the laws of literature as evinced in the ballads of the old world.

Except in the case of the boss, there was little difference in the amounts paid each for his services. Songs sprang up naturally, some of them tender and familiar lays of childhood, others original compositions, all genuine, however crude and unpolished.

The poetry entertains, amuses, Cowboy songs and other frontier ballads book inspires, for it represents the enduring custom of sharing the humorous, the sad, Cowboy songs and other frontier ballads book joyous, and the philosophic outlook of these unique individuals, the cowboys who are "part human.

He is profiled in Why The Cowboy Sings. Hurrah for the cart brigade! That year Lomax returned to Texas to be secretary of the Texas Exes, which had become financially independent of the University, so as to avoid further interference from politicians.

The value and importance of the work seems to me double. But the work had aroused the ire and suspicion of Southern conservatives in Congress who were fearful it could be used as a cover for civil and worker rights agitation, and because of congressional opposition it has never been resumed.

Sal, she cotched me round the neck And I began to bawl. It also became the custom to take large herds of young steers from Texas as far north as Montana, where grass at certain seasons grew more luxuriant than in the south.

In this sense, therefore, any song that came from such a group would be the joint product of a number of them, telling perhaps the story of some stampede they had all fought to turn, some crime in which they had all shared equally, some comrade's tragic death which they had all witnessed.

Gordon had also experimented in the field with a portable disc recorder, but had had neither time nor resources to do significant fieldwork.

Encouraged by Wendell, he applied for and was awarded a Sheldon Fellowship grant. And as I pass from town to town, They call me the rambling sign, Since the days of old and the days of gold And the days of Forty-Nine. Trying a different Web browser might help. It is available in hardcover and paperback, and should be a part of any serious library of Western music a limited quantity of hard cover editions are available, and you can order an autographed copy.

I recognized a few of the songs, and a few of the ballads as well, but most selections were new to me.Cowboy songs and other frontier ballads, Contributor Names Lomax, John A. (John Avery),comp. Created / Published New York, The Macmillan Company, Subject Headings The book. Cowboy Songs & Frontier Ballads.

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