Carl Sandburg published an Addendum or Appendix to The American Songbag. Joe Hickerson told me the specific title once but as usual I have forgotten it.
I must have found it at the library (early 60's), because I more-or-less learned about three songs from it, then never could find it again. This was one of the three songs. The others I remember are A Horse Named Bill, and I Don't Want to be Buried in the Storm.
The year must have been about 1962, I remember doing a painting based on the "Buried in the Storm" song because my grandfather died a month or two after I learned it and it was on my mind.
Not terribly helpful I guess, but there you are....