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Subject: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: open mike
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 02:47 AM

inspired by a sailor's alphabet thread I came up with some entires..
— got any others to fill in the missing letters?

A — APPALOOSA, ANGUS, ARENA
B — BUCKAROO, BISON, BUFFALO, BOOTS, BUNK HOUSE, BRIDLE, BRAND, BUCKAROO
C — CATTLE, CINCH, CHAPS, CONCHO, CHUCK WAGON, CALF
D — DOGIE, DOG, DAPPLED, DUN
E — EQUUS, EASY KEEPER
F — FIRE
G — GUN, GREAT DIVIDE
H — HOOLIHAN, HORSE, HERD, HONKY-TONK
I — IRON
J — JERKY
K — KNOT
L — LOOP, LONGHORN
M — MAVERICK, MANE, MUSTANG
N —
O —
P — PARTNER, PALOMINO, PRAIRIE
Q — QUARTER HORSE, QUIRT
R — REINS, RODEO, ROPE, ROAN, ROUND-UP, REMUDA, REATA
S — SADDLE, SPURS, SALOON, STIRRUP
T — TRAIL, TAPADERO
U —
V — VAQUERO
W — WAGON, WATER, WEATHER, WEST
X —
Y —
Z — ZEBRA DUN


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 03:11 AM

N = Noose
O = Oldtimer


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Melissa
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 03:52 AM

Riders in the Sky sing a cowboy alphabet song.
I think their Y is Yahoo or YeHaw..


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Melissa
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 03:53 AM

that's wrong..I'm sure their Y is Yodel!


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 05:05 AM

Y = 'yellowbellied' = coward.


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 09:31 AM

R: Ride, Riata, Red River
H: Hondo, Horn, Hoorahing, Hell's Half Acre, Header, Heeler
B: Burner, Beans, Butt knot, Butte, Bacon, Bob Wire, Bullet, Bunkhouse, Bronc, Blue Heeler
C: Colt, Cantle, Cuttin', California, Chisum, Chisholm, Coffee, Coulee
M: Mare, Montana
G: Gelding
L: Leather, Lincoln County
T: Tailor-mades, Texas, Tejas
I: Idaho
O: Oysters, Oklahoma
Y: Yanqui
W: Whiskey, Wyoming, Wind River, Windmill
U: Utah
P: Powder River
N: Nebraska, New Mexico
K: Kansas
J: Johnson County, Judiths, John Grays
F: Fence
A: Arroyo
S: Stetson


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 09:40 AM

P: Paint
S: Stocking, Slicker
B: Blaze, Bull, Blue Norther
X: XIT (One of the most famous brands from Texas)
A: Arbuckles
W: Winchester
H: Henry
R: Remuda, Resistol
C: Cuban Heel, Chinook
M: Mule Ears
T: Tornado


Aw, c'mon gang. I'm not even looking these up! Let's do it with names of people or places!


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: bobad
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 10:24 AM

H: HOOSEGOW
N: NECKERCHIEF
C: CALABOOSE, CHARDONNAY (viz. Dusty and Lefty)
B: BOOT HILL


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: pdq
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 11:27 AM

calaboose - n. {a corruption of Spanish calabozo }: prison, jail

hoosegow - n. {from Mexican Spanish jusgado }: jail

Seems them ol' cowboys needed a lot of names for the same place.


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 11:41 AM

Don't forget "jug" and "pokey".


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: pdq
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 11:46 AM

Yep, and if one wanted a good rodeo name, he could try "Stoney" Lonesome. 'About as good as "Slim" Pickens.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FRECKLES' ADVICE (Baxter Black)
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 01:14 PM

"Lonesome" means "big, empty spaces", as in "out in the Big Lonesome."

If you want a good rodeo name, try Freckles Brown:

FRECKLES' ADVICE
©Baxter Black

Though Freckles is an angel now, he ain't forgot his friends.
He drops to earth and hangs around behind the buckin' pens.
He pulls a rope or just makes sure a rider gets bucked free.
So I took it as an honor, the day he spoke to me...

"I saw you ride your bull today. You sure did yourself proud.
You had him by the short hairs, I could feel it in the crowd!"
"I really should be thankful that I even stayed aboard.
You could'a done it better, Freckles...I'm lucky that I scored!"

"Hey don't be puttin' yourself down! You know you did okay.
The time will come when you look back and hunger for today
When everything was workin' right and judges liked your style,
Your joints were smooth, your belly flat and girls liked your smile.

"Cause in between the best you rode and the last one that you'll try
You'll face your own mortality and look it in the eye.
There ain't no shame admittin' you ain't what you used to be,
The shame is blamin' Lady Luck when Father Time's the key!

So if they know you came to ride and always did your best
Then hang your ol' spurs up with pride, 'cause that's the acid test
And, say some gunsel offers you a 'Geritol on Ice,'
Just grin 'im down, 'cause you don't have to ride Tornado twice!"


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 01:16 PM

Lonesome also means... singular, solitary, lacking company.


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: pdq
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 01:18 PM

Er, "stoney lonesome" is another Western slang term for jail. The "Graybar Hotel" is yet another.


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 01:35 PM

Some of the early jails were literally holes in the ground, others meant you were shackled out-of-door to a very large log.


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 09:29 PM

This reference the best for Cowboy Lingo
Vaquero-Cowboy Lingo

Go to Chapter 11. It will fill in the blanks.
The entire article by Gilbert y Chavez is worth downloading.


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 09:59 PM

So's the book "Cowboy Lingo" by Ramon F. Adams.

Belly-roped, piggin' string, hornswoggling, busting, dallying, dally man, tying fast, tie man, rope corral, snake wood, ocean wave, off herd, pool roundup, hackamore, mecarte, mangana, slick fork, horn string, rim-fire, double-barreled, rigging rings, fork, center-fire, leg jockey, aperejos, maleta, morral, cricket, ridin' the bag-line, hazer, wrangatong, night-hawk, shotguns, woolies, fence-stretcher, buggy boss, stamp brand, road brand, over-round, steeple fork, sop, wreck pan, blotted brand, running iron, necktie social, hemp fever, slip shooting, lady fashion, skinner, nester, pants rats, windy, wish book.


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 Jan 09 - 10:38 PM

Both are necessary. So much of the lingo is based on Vaquero terminology.


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: open mike
Date: 24 Jan 09 - 04:37 AM

vaca = cow
vaquero = cowboy
buckaroo = mis-prounounced (or re-pronounced) vaquero

thanks for the additional words--gotta find that "riders" alphabet song


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: open mike
Date: 24 Jan 09 - 02:25 PM

O.K., BUT WHY ARE YOUR ENTRIES NOT IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER, RAP?

I SHOULD THINK YOU, ABOVE ALL OTHERS, WOULD WANT TO CATAGORIZE
THE ENTRIES, AS IF THEY WERE IN DEWEY DECIMAL ORDER...

HERE'S ANOTHER


VARMINTS...(CRITTERS)

HOW ABOUT VITTLES (VICTUALS = FOOD)


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: open mike
Date: 24 Jan 09 - 03:14 PM

see other thread for link to cowboy gathering (festival) cybercast

streaming video cybercast of Cowboy Gatheirng Jan 27-31, 2009


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Jan 09 - 04:38 PM

They're not alphabetized because a computer can find a single word faster than I can alphabetize the list. Besides, I didn't feel like doing it.

I'd love to be in Elko, but rooms are booked solid at least a year out -- and I'm down with Something Awful anyway.


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Jan 09 - 04:59 PM

vittles? Occasionally seen in western novels. The coosie might not understand.
The usual word was chuck.

And to the old cowboy, a critter was a cow. Varmint OK for vermin.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY PONY KNOWS THE WAY (Tom Paxton)
From: open mike
Date: 24 Jan 09 - 05:04 PM

Something Awful

as in: MY PONY KNOWS THE WAY by Tom Paxton

The Chisholm Trail became the road to Disneyland
After Billy the Kid, came Lash LaRue
The only longhorn left are in the movies
The only buffalo left are in the zoo

CHORUS:
But my pony, my pony knows the way back home
My pony loves his stall and he wants his hay
This night air just might sober me some
My head is poundin' like a Cherokee drum
But my pony, my pony knows the way

Friday evenings, I go into Tahlequah
Where I get myself a haircut and a steak
I buy myself a pint of something awful
Go and make another big mistake

REPEAT CHORUS

Halfway home, I sometime get this feeling
Wond'rin' why I'm still alone tonight
Then I check the bottle in my pocket
And if it ain't empty, I'm alright.


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: open mike
Date: 27 Jan 09 - 02:53 AM

did we not say bronco yet?


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Jan 09 - 11:32 AM

Well, let's add some more:

Apache
Ute
Shoshone
Bannock
Comanche
Pawnee
Paiute
Navajo
Nez Perce
Hunkpapa
Brule
Miniconju
Mandan
Umatilla
Sac
Fox
Cherokee
Choctaw
Haidan
Tlingit
Zuni
Pueblo
Hopi


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Alice
Date: 27 Jan 09 - 11:51 AM

Z: Zane Grey


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Alice
Date: 27 Jan 09 - 11:58 AM

X: San Xavier Mission (Western Folklife Center)


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Alice
Date: 27 Jan 09 - 12:00 PM

click on the audio link at that San Xavier page


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Alice
Date: 27 Jan 09 - 12:01 PM

I should say, "Listen" link,.. it s not labled audio. Click on "Listen".


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: open mike
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 12:52 AM

add cayouse...another word for horse


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: GUEST,Slag
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 02:00 AM

Cayuse were/are an Indian tribe, I believe in northern Washington, with a rep for mean and ornery. And "ornery" is another good term.

The song "Strawberry Roan" has some great terminology.

If your cattle got the "collywobbles" you were in for a long night. If YOU got the collywobbles, head to the slit trench and hunker down.

Worthless was not worth a hoot or a holler.

The perennial sidekick of TV western heroes was Gabby Hayes and he could really run a string of purely western verbiage when prompted. One of his favorites was "I'll be hornswoggled."

"Tin star" was derogatory for a lawman and "Tin-horn" was a swindler or a phony.


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 10:23 AM

O = Owl Hoot Trail

(search Cat for discussion)

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: open mike
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 05:40 PM

Palouse might also be a tribe or area from Washington state.

could it be short for Appaloosa?


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Subject: Cowboy alphabet song -
From: Genie
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 06:21 PM

I know not all the posts in this thread are about songs, but several are (The Cowboy Alphabet Song, Alice's link to the audio at the San Xavier Mission site, the Tom Paxton song), so I'm wondering why this thread isn't 'above the fold' (in the Music section).

Genie


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Nick E
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 07:05 PM

V is for Varmit!


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: GUEST,Slag
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 07:26 PM

Consarnnit


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Donuel
Date: 05 Mar 09 - 09:34 AM

as heard on CNN

Cowboy capitalism


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: open mike
Date: 17 Apr 09 - 10:19 PM

This year, 2009, April is National Poetry Month and Apr. 19-26 is National Cowboy Poetry Week. I am refreshing this thread in hopes that some clever mudcats might compose poems or songs for the occasion.


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: open mike
Date: 18 Apr 09 - 02:30 PM

For Cowboy Poetry Week, here is a list to use if you write a poem or song...ammended, appended list...combined a lot of the terms added from above. feel free to add other words if they occur to you..thanks!

it is in alphabetical order(sort of)according to first letters, any way


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: open mike
Date: 18 Apr 09 - 02:33 PM

oops, hit send before posting list..

A       APPALOOSA, ANGUS, ARENA, Arbuckles, arroyo, aperejos, Apache
B       BUCKAROO, BISON, BUFFALO, BOOTS, BOOT HILL , bronco,          bronc,    Blaze, Bull,
          Blue Norther BUNK HOUSE, bit, BRIDLE,   BRAND, BUCKAROO, barbed wire,
          Burner, Beans, Butt knot, Butte, Bacon, Bob Wire, Bullet, Bunkhouse, Blue Heeler,
         Belly-roped, busting, buggy boss, blotted brand, Bannock,    Brule,
C       CATTLE, CINCH, CHAPS, CONCHO, CHUCK WAGON, CALF, colt, center-fire,
          Consarnnit, CALABOOSE, CHARDONNAY (viz. Dusty and Lefty), cricket, chincs,
          calaboose - n. {a corruption of Spanish calabozo }: prison, jail, cayouse, camp cookie,
          Cantle, Cuttin', California, Chisum, Chisholm, Coffee,       Coulee, Cuban Heel, Chinook,
          Comanche, Cherokee, Choctaw, Cayuse
D       DOGIE, DOG, DAPPLED, DUN, dally, dallying, dallyman,
         double-barreled, Dakota
E       EQUUS, EASY KEEPER
F       FIRE, Fence, fence-stretcher, fork, Fox (tribe)
G       GUN, GREAT DIVIDE, Graybar Hotel, Gelding, gallows
H       HOOLIHAN, HORSE, HERD, HONKY-TONK, hornswoggling, hazer, hackamore,
         HOOSEGOW--{from Mexican Spanish jusgado }: jail, Hondo, Horn, Hoorahing, Henry,
         Hell's Half Acre, Header, Heeler, horn string, hemp fever, Haidan, Hunkpapa, Hopi
I       IRON, Idaho
J       JERKY, jug (jail), Jail, Johnson County, Judiths, John Grays   
K       KNOT, Kansas
L       LOOP, LONGHORN, Leather, Lincoln County, leg jockey, loco weed, lady fashion,
          Lakota,
M       MAVERICK, MANE, MUSTANG, Mare, Montana, Mule Ears, mecarte, mangana,
          maleta, morral, mule skinner, Miniconju, Mandan
N       Noose, NECKERCHIEF, Nebraska, New Mexico, night-hawk, necktie social, nester,
          Navajo, Nez Perce,
O         Oldtimer, Oysters, Oklahoma, ocean wave, off herd, over-round, Omaha
P       PARTNER, PALOMINO, PRAIRIE, Paint, Pinto, Pony, pokey, poker, paper collar,
          Powder River, Palouse, pistol, piggin' string, pool round up, pants rats, Pawnee,
          Paiute, Pueblo
Q       QUARTER HORSE, QUIRT
R       REINS, RODEO, ROPE, ROAN, ROUND-UP, REMUDA, REATA, , Riata , rowls,
          Rowels, Ride, Red River, Resistol, revolver, rope corral, rigging rings, rim-fire
          ridin' the bag-line, road brand, running iron,
S       SADDLE, SPURS, SALOON, stirrup, Stocking, Slicker, sunfishing, steer, stallion,
          Stetson, snake wood, swing, slick fork, shot guns, stamp brand, steeple fork, sop,
          slip shooting, skinner, Shoshone, Sac,
T       TRAIL, TAPADERO, Tailor-mades, Texas, Tejas, ten gallon hat, tornado, twister,
          Tie man, tying fast, tree, Tlingit
U       Utah, Ute, Umatilla
V       VAQUERO, VARMINTS, Varmit , vittles
W       WAGON, WATER, WEATHER, WEST, Whiskey, Wyoming, Wind River, Windmill,
          Winchester, wrangler, wrangatong, woolies, wreck pan, wild west, windy, wish book
X       XIT (One of the most famous brands from Texas)
Y       Yahoo, YeHaw, Yodel, Yanqui, 'yellowbellied' = coward, yoke
Z       ZEBRA DUN , Zane Grey, Zuni


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Apr 09 - 03:17 PM

Well, when my son was little, and we used to play the alphabet game in the car while on a long drive (where you call out names of things, one for each letter, as soon as you see them, in alphabetical order) we used to say that when you came to X, you could use words that start with "ex-".

Exhaust ...

Actually, come to think of it, there aren't that many nouns that start with "ex-" either. Most are either verbs or adjectives. So I guess you have to allow noun phrases, i.e. adjective + noun.


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: artbrooks
Date: 18 Apr 09 - 05:23 PM

I dunno, Rap...any cowboy who runs across a Tlingit is seriously lost.


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: open mike
Date: 20 Apr 09 - 02:07 PM

adding some more terms--including parts of a saddle and gaits of a horse
pommel
trot
canter
gallop
lope
lariat
saddle blanket
powder horn
halter
tack
snaffle
shank


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: open mike
Date: 21 Apr 13 - 02:27 PM

IT IS COWBOY POETRY WEEK, AND HERE ARE SOME WORDS YOU MIGHT WANT TO USE TO WRITE YOUR OWN COWBOY POEM...HERE IS THE LIST WITH ALL THE ENTRIES ADDED...(GOT ANY MORE?)A B C D = A BUCKAROO COWBOY DICTIONARY
A       APPALOOSA, ANGUS, ARENA, Arbuckles, arroyo, aperejos, Apache
B       BUCKAROO, BISON, BUFFALO, BOOTS, BOOT HILL , bronco,          bronc,    Blaze, Bull,
          Blue Norther, BUNK HOUSE, bit, BRIDLE,   BRAND, , barbed wire, BULLET
          Burner, Beans, Butt knot, Butte, Bacon, Bob Wire, Bullet, Bunkhouse, Blue Heeler,
         Belly-roped, busting, buggy boss, blotted brand, Bannock,    Brule,
C       CATTLE, CINCH, CHAPS, CONCHO, CHUCK WAGON, CALF, colt, center-fire,
          Consarnnit, CALABOOSE, CHARDONNAY (viz. Dusty and Lefty), cricket, chincs,
          calaboose - n. {a corruption of Spanish calabozo }: prison, jail, cayouse, camp cookie,
          Cantle, Cuttin', California, Chisum, Chisholm, Coffee,       Coulee, Cuban Heel, Chinook,
          Comanche, Cherokee, Choctaw, Cayuse, , collywobbles, CANTER
D       DOGIE, DOG, DAPPLED, DUN, dally, dallying, dallyman,
         double-barreled, Dakota
E       EQUUS, EASY KEEPER
F       FIRE, Fence, fence-stretcher, fork, Fox (tribe)
G       GUN, GREAT DIVIDE, Graybar Hotel, Gelding, gallows, GUT SHOT, GALLOP
H       HOOLIHAN, HORSE, HERD, HONKY-TONK, HALTER, hornswoggling, hazer, hackamore,
         HOOSEGOW--{from Mexican Spanish jusgado }: jail, Hondo, Horn, Hoorahing, Henry,
         Hell's Half Acre, Header, Heeler, horn string, hemp fever, Haidan, Hunkpapa, Hopi
I       IRON, Idaho
J       JERKY, jug (jail), Jail, Johnson County, Judiths, John Grays   
K       KNOT, Kansas
L       LOOP, LONGHORN, Leather, Lincoln County, leg jockey, loco weed, lady fashion,
          Lakota, LARIAT, LASSO, LAKOTA, LOPE
M       MAVERICK, MANE, MUSTANG, Mare, Montana, Mule Ears, mecarte, mangana,
          maleta, morral, mule skinner, Miniconju, Mandan
N       Noose, NECKERCHIEF, Nebraska, New Mexico, night-hawk, necktie social, nester,
          Navajo, Nez Perce
O         Oldtimer, Oysters, Oklahoma, ocean wave, off herd, over-round, Omaha
P       PARTNER, PALOMINO, PRAIRIE, Paint, Pinto, Pony, pokey, poker, paper collar,
          Powder River, Palouse, pistol, piggin' string, pool round up, pants rats, Pawnee,
          Paiute, Pueblo, pommel, POWDER HORN
Q       QUARTER HORSE, QUIRT
R       REINS, RODEO, ROPE, ROAN, ROUND-UP, REMUDA, REATA, , Riata , rowls,
          Rowels, Ride, Red River, Resistol, revolver, rope corral, rigging rings, rim-fire
          ridin' the bag-line, road brand, running iron,
S       SADDLE, SPURS, SALOON, stirrup, Stocking, Slicker, sunfishing, steer, stallion, SIOUX
          Stetson, snake wood, swing, slick fork, shot guns, stamp brand, steeple fork, sop,
          slip shooting, skinner, Shoshone, Sac, saddle blanket, shank, snaffle
T       TRAIL, TAPADERO, Tailor-mades, Texas, Tejas, ten gallon hat, tornado, twister,
          Tie man, tying fast, tree, Tlingit, TIN STAR, TIN HORN, TROT, TACK
U       Utah, Ute, Umatilla
V       VAQUERO, VARMINTS, Varmit , vittles
W       WAGON, WATER, WEATHER, WEST, Whiskey, Wyoming, Wind River, Windmill,
          Winchester, wrangler, wrangatong, woolies, wreck pan, wild west, windy, wish book
X       XIT (One of the most famous brands from Texas)
Y       Yahoo, YeHaw, Yodel, Yanqui, 'yellowbellied' = coward, yoke
Z       ZEBRA DUN , Zane Grey, Zuni


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 21 Apr 13 - 05:03 PM

Y -- YONDER (allus looking for something out yonder.) Also, I believe that Louis L'Amour used a neologism, "to yonder", meaning to just keep going, perhaps without a specific destination in mind; just getting further on away from civilization.


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 21 Apr 13 - 05:09 PM

A--ALKALAI
D--DADGUM, DAGNABIT
C--CONSARN
O--ORNARY
T--TENDERFOOT
G--GREENHORN


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 21 Apr 13 - 05:26 PM

D--DRAG (RIDING DRAG) riding behind the herd on a trail drive so there are no stragglers.
T--TRAIL BOSS
F--FOREMAN
L--LINE SHACK
R--RUNNING IRON (used by RUSTLERS to change brands illegally)
P--PALAVER


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: pdq
Date: 21 Apr 13 - 05:35 PM

More about the word/tribe/pony called...


                                                                                                Cayuse/cayuse/cayouse/cayoose


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Fossil
Date: 21 Apr 13 - 07:08 PM

Being English and living in New Zealand disqualifies me from making any comments on matters cowboy, but I do think there was a bit of possibly unconscious humour (OK, humor) in Open Mike's original list under "G"...

"GUN, GREAT DIVIDE"

Pure Americana,that!


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 Apr 13 - 07:52 PM

Xerga- a cloth placed between the salea and pack saddle.

Salea- a soft sheepskin placed between a horse's back and saddle blanket.

From Cowboys - Vaqueros, Chapter 9, , Vaquero-Cowboy Lingo, Donald Gilbert Y Chavez


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet for poetry and lyrics
From: open mike
Date: 20 Apr 17 - 11:25 AM

It is once gain cowboy poetry week...have at it!!


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: open mike
Date: 20 Apr 17 - 11:27 AM

http://www.cowboypoetry.com/


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: robomatic
Date: 20 Apr 17 - 12:51 PM

EQUUS ?
ΏQuiιn sabe?


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Subject: RE: BS: cowboy alphabet
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Apr 17 - 10:43 PM

Caballo
Judiths
Steers
Outfit
Rimfire
Forked
Cold jawed
Fiadore
Sombrero
Rattler
Hunker
Roughstocker
Wall-eyed
Bawl
Peeler
Sunfish
Ranahan
Cholla
Hoss
Woolies
Magay
Sam Stack Tree
Dally
Chouse
Bedroll
Anaplaz
Greasewood
Goose neck
Hand
Rough-out
Preg check
Heeler
Header


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