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Thread #65815   Message #3650459
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
12-Aug-14 - 01:04 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Bucking Bronco / My Love Is a Rider
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bucking Bronco / My Love Is a Rider
Lomax d.5620, "cowboy in Cheyenne," JL 19

My love is a cowboy, wild horses he rides
Away down in Texas my lover resides
The first time I saw him, 'twas early in spring
A ridin' a bronco, a high-headed thing.
The next time I saw him 'twas late in the fall
Swinging the pretty girls at Flannigan's ball
'Twas there while dancing at night to and fro
He wanted to ride on my bucking bronco.
He gave me some presents, among them a ring
I gave him a present, a far better thing
This present I gave him I want you to know
'Twas the pride of all maidens, my bucking bronco.
Now come all ye fair maidens where'er you reside
Beware of the guy that throws the rawhide
He will rope you and throw you and when you're fast tied
Bown on your bare belly, Lord God how he'll ride!
He'll not ride you bare and he'll not ride you slow
But he'll spur a big hole in your bucking bronco.

XI-D, p. 127, text only. (Reference below)

Lomax- Numbered dossiers ...Texas Historical Society; JL- Collections - cowboy and western materials entered in the Fife Coll. under JL ..

Songs of the Cowboys, N. Howard ("Jack") Thorp; Variants, Commentary, Notes and Lexicon by Austin E. and Alta S. Fife; Clarkson N. Potter, New York.