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Thread #65815   Message #3650439
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
12-Aug-14 - 12:20 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Bucking Bronco / My Love Is a Rider
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bucking Bronco / My Love Is a Rider
"Vulgar" Stanzas:
Lomax 1910, 1916

My love has a gun, and that gun he can use,
But he's quit his gun fighting as well as his booze;
And he's sold him his saddle, his spurs, and his rope,
And there's no more cow punching, and that's what I hope.

My love has a gun that has gone to the bad,
Which makes poor old Jimmy feel pretty damn sad;
For the gun it shoots high and the gun it shoots low,
And it wobbles about like a bucking broncho.

Anon., from Idaho (In Thorp, Fife and Fife, reference above.

'Twas near the arroya he first laid me down
He was dressed for the round-up, and I wore a gown
And he wiped off his chaps so the stain wouldn't show
And he turned and rode off on his bucking broncho.

My love had a gun that was dirty and long
But he wore it to visit the lady gone wrong
Though once it was strong and it shot straight and true
Now it wobbles and buckles and it's red, white and blue.

Young maidens, take warning, where'er you reside
Beware of a cowboy who swings the rawhide
He'll love you, he'll lay you, then one day he'll go
In the spring up the trail on his bucking bronco.

From Wm. L. Alderson Papers, Univ. Arizona Library (FAC II 736)

Lie still ye young bastard
Don't bother me so
Your father's off bucking
Another bronco.

The book does not include Brand, etc.