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Lyr Add: The Dying Cowboy of Rim Rock Ranch

Q (Frank Staplin) 26 Nov 08 - 04:09 PM
katlaughing 26 Nov 08 - 07:06 PM
Art Thieme 26 Nov 08 - 11:23 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: The Dying Cowboy of Rim Rock Ranch
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 04:09 PM

Lyr. Add: THE DYING COWBOY OF RIM ROCK RANCH

1
Good-bye to my pals of the prairie,
Good-bye to the saddle and the trail;
Good-bye to the morning's first gleaming,
Good-bye to the prairies and vale.
Chorus:
For I'm riding away on life's roundup
Where the sun is a-sinking low;
Yes, I'm riding away on life's roundup
Where the sun is sinking low.
2
Good-bye to the cracking of the pistol,
Good-bye to the clinking of the spurs;
Good-bye to the morning's first gleaming,
Good-bye to the wild life's whirl.
3
Good-bye to the lurking of coyotes,
Good-bye to the calls of the dove;
Good-bye to the rimrock races,
Good-bye to the girl I love.
4
Oh boys, when you're far from the rimrock
You lean over the canyon below,
You can think of the spot where i'm resting
For the Roundup of the Eternal Soul.

No. 120, Version A, pp. 324-325, with musical score and guitar chords, Austin E. and Alta S. Fife, 1969, "Cowboy and Western Songs, A Comprehensive Anthology."

Tune- "The Mule Song," a parody; Edward Harrigan and Dave Braham, 1882 Songster (see Cazden et al., 1982, "Folk Songs of the Catskills," for discussion.

A version in Lomax and Lomax, 1938, "Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads," pp. 98-99.
On a Don Edwards cd, "Moonlight and Skies," 2006.

A version by the Carter Family, "Good-bye to the Plains," 1937 (See post by Richie, Origins, The Authors of the Carter Family Songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Dying Cowboy of Rim Rock Ranch
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 07:06 PM

Thank you, Q!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Dying Cowboy of Rim Rock Ranch
From: Art Thieme
Date: 26 Nov 08 - 11:23 PM

And thank Q, you!

Art


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