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Cowboy Poetry Classics

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Cowboy Poetry Classics

In bunkhouses, bars, and hotels and around campfires and corrals, cowboy poetry flourished during its golden age between 1905 and 1935. Impelled by the development of the cowboy hero in print and on film and the idea that a unique way of life was fast disappearing, writers—cowboys and non-cowboys alike—began memorializing life on the range. The widespread popularity of these poems captured the spirit and adventure of life in the American West. Produced in conjunction with the Western Folklife Center and featuring the recitations of many popular performers from the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, this remarkable collection brings new vitality to the poetry and voices of these American icons.

Track Listing

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Epilogue by Carlos Ashley Baxter Black 0:15
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102
The Sierry Petes by Gail Gardner Gail Steiger 2:47
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A Cowboy's Soliloquy by D. J. O'Malley Wallace McRae 1:58
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The Smell of Rain by Sharlot Hall Virginia Bennett 1:58
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El Corrido de Kiansas by anonymous Anastacio Castillo 3:25
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A Cowboy's Dance Song by James Barton Adams Glenn Ohrlin 2:27
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When You're Throwed by Bruce Kiskaddon Sunny Hancock 1:59
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Our Last RIde by Rhoda Sivell Echo Roy 1:39
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Forgotten by Bruce Kiskaddon Ross Knox 1:54
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Where the Ponies Come to Drink by Henry Herbert Knibbs Tom Sharpe 2:17
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Purt Near! by S. Omar Barker Peggy Godfrey 3:39
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The Old Night Hawk by Bruce Kiskaddon J. B. Allen 5:23
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From Town by Charles Badger Clark John Dofflemyer 2:31
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The Moonshine Steer by Gail Gardner Georgie Sicking 2:22
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Rain on the Range by S. Omar Barker Bill Wood 2:22
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Bob Sears' Chili Joint by Carlos Ashley Red Steagall 1:16
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They Keep A-Stealing on You in the Night by Rhoda Sivell Doris Daley 1:41
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The Strawberry Roan by Curley Fletcher Ray Lashley 3:35
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When They've Finished Shippin' Cattle in the Fall by Bruce Kiskaddon Waddie Mitchell 5:34
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120
The Smoke-Blue Plains by Charles Badger Clark Elizabeth Ebert 1:42
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121
Boomer Johnson by Henry Herbert Knibbs Randy Rieman 2:37
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In the Droving Days by A. B. "Banjo" Paterson Milton Taylor 5:01
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The Legend of Boastful Bill by Charles Badger Clark Paul Zarzyski 3:17
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Anthem by Buck Ramsey Joel Nelson 5:46
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