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Thread #10100   Message #941518
Posted By: GUEST,Q
27-Apr-03 - 06:30 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Old Rosin the Bow / Rosin the Beau
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anybody know 'Old Rosin the Bow'?
Verses from "Old Rosin the Beau" that appear in versions of the "Cowboy's Lament":

Wrap me up in my old stable jacket
And say a poor buffer lies low
And get six stalwart lancers to carry me
With steps mournful, sloemn and slow.

And then in the dusk of the twilight
When soft winds are whispering low
And darkening shadows are falling
Sometimes think of the buffer below.

XIII-K, From Gordon 569, reproduced in "Songs of the Cowboys," N. Howard (Jack) Thorp, added by Austin E. and Alta S. Fife. Robert W. Gordon was founder of the Archive of American Folksong, Library of Congress.