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Cowboy songs for 7 year olds

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Subject: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: Mo the caller
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 06:13 AM

help.
I'm calling at a cowboy themed party in a couple of hours and I need a song to sing round the 'camp-fire'
If they were a couple of years younger I might get away with "The wheels on the wago go round and round". I don't think Streets of Laredo will suit.
Any ideas


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: Mo the caller
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 07:06 AM

Do boa constrictors eat cowboys? Wiki says they live in N., S, & central America


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: wordfella
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 08:07 AM

"I ride an old paint, and I lead an old dan..." (Get Along, Little Dogies)


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 08:42 AM

The perfect cowboy song for young kids;
recorded specifically for young kids,
and the first ever music record my parents gave me back in the early 1960's

Roy Rogers - A Cowboy Needs A Horse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saJQM1fOU4Q

very easy to learn quickly...


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: Amos
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 08:50 AM

Yippe Ki Yi Yi, Get Along Little DOgies
Old Paint

(Two different songs)

Diamnond Jim

The Strawberry Roan, maybe.

That yodeling song.

Goodbye Old Paint, I'm Leaving Cheyenne

SOme parts of the Old Chisholm Trail.





A


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: Bettynh
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 08:58 AM

Roundup Lullaby was always a favorite campsong for me.


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: Louie Roy
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 11:57 AM

Tie a knot in the devils tail


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 01:44 PM

oh give me a home where the buffalo roam etc. used to be in our schoolbooks

i'm an old cowhand from the rio grande


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: Rog Peek
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 02:18 PM

"A Four Legged Friend" Roy Rogers

Certainly was a favourite of mine when I had my cowboy outfit for Christmas.

Rog


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: GUEST,Big Al Whittle
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 02:19 PM

When we were about seven, we used to sing

Cowboy Billy had a six foot willy
He shoowed it to the girl next door
She thought it was a snake
So she hit it with a rake
Now its only two foot four

(pre- decimilisation - you see!)


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: Mo the caller
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 02:23 PM

Good songs but too hard for them to learn on the spot and them to pick up in 2 minutes. I wanted a song that was easy to join in, and would give them a breather from the energetic dancing, without giving them a chance to get out of hand (without being too babyish).
So in the end we sat round an imaginary campfire and one of the cowboys told a story about a friend (just in case Boas and cowboys didn't happen in the same place) - we sang "I'm being eaten by a boa constrictor".
And while they were eating I wrote (with help from the musician) one to the tune of Keep that wheel a-turning / Johny's lost his marble / In and out the windows (just the chorus not the verse)

Riding on the Prairie (x3)
Miles to ride today

Keep the cattle moving...

Watching out for danger...

Take the cows to water....

Cooking on the camp-fire
We rode miles today

Singing round the camp-fire
we rode miles today.

They joined in with that too.

The dances were cowboy themed (an English view of cowboys anyway)
Putting sticks on a campfire instead of right or left hand stars. Rattlesnakes dance instead of the Grand March etc.


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: Mo the caller
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 02:37 PM

The "Cowboy needs a horse" is a good one. I didn't see it soon enough (but maybe if we do another....)
I'd forgotten the Four legged friend. Another good one (though verse 2 & 3 are perhaps not relevant for 7 year olds)


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: Mo the caller
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 02:41 PM

Big Al - well really!
It was "My friend Billy" when I was at school, but you don't expect me to recite that with parents present.

There's a difference between rhymes that kids tell each other and songs that they are taught by respectable adults. And I want to be booked again.


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 04:07 PM

From Our Singing Country by John Lomax

Doney Gal

"One time my uncle came to see us folks on our ranch in Oklahoma. When he got ready to go the rain was pouring down; but the weather didn't stop him.

We watched him ride over the hill headed for the roundup, singing his favorite cowboy song; "It's rain or shine, sleet or snow, Me and my Doney Gal are bound to go."

He was a good singer, too. He called his horse 'Doney Gal, his sweetheart. None of us ever saw him again."

Mrs. Louise Henson, San Antonio, Texas.

Doney Gal


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: GUEST,Big Al Whittle
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 04:50 PM

The thing is, IAGREE THE ObJECT OF THE EXCERCISE IS TO GET BOOKED - BUT ARE ACTUAL COWBOY SONGS GOING TO HELP YOU IN THIS.
(sorry about the caps)

They were a grim lot, living in hardship and by all accounts, their ideas of entertaining each other didn't rise much above the bestial.

I think maybe the hollywood cowboys have a better musical legacy.

The first song I learned on the ukulele, when I was a kid was Old faithful, we ride the range together - which I believe is still the song of Hull Kingston Rovers.

Kids would like Roy Rogers songs like a four legged friend. Don't fence me in - presents a nice Zane Grey landscape with a catchy chorus. So does Cool Water.

And Ragtime Cowboy Joe, I used to like that when i was a kid.

You've got to sugar coat the pill a bit. Get them singing, and you can slip in a folksong, or two.


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: Mo the caller
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 04:52 PM

Thanks. I like that one too.

Of course the next party will no doubt be a completely different theme, possibly whatever the latest kids film is.

Any songs for a Gruffalo party, anyone?


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: Mo the caller
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 04:58 PM

Cross posted there.I like the Doney Gal - though it's not a joinijg in song.
Yes, Al I was looking for something to 'get them singing'. Mudcat seems pretty good at kids songs as well as 'proper folksongs' whatever they may be.


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: GUEST,Big Al Whittle
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 05:16 PM

Doris day - whip crack away!


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: Bert
Date: 05 Nov 12 - 06:07 AM

Buttons and Bows.


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: Bert
Date: 05 Nov 12 - 06:13 AM

Four wheels on my wagon.


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: s&r
Date: 05 Nov 12 - 08:40 AM

Long Tall Texan

Stu


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: MarkS
Date: 05 Nov 12 - 03:12 PM

Try "Windy Bill."

Great song about a steer roper who comes out second to the steer!


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Nov 12 - 07:14 PM

Been lonsome in the saddle since my horse dropped dead

Give me a home where the buffalo roam
and I'll show you a house full of buffalo shit

:D


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 11:29 AM

A four Legged Friend, the old Roy Rogers song is pretty good, and one I heard when I was 7 and fired my imagination, Cool Water is great


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: PHJim
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 12:49 PM

Sorry Mo, I'm too late for this party, but when my boys were thre or four, I used to bounce them on my knee and sing:

I'm a cowpoke poke, poke, pokin' along,
I live a peaceful life of ease,
I do my livin' as I please
I'm a cowpoke pokin' along.

It's an old Gene Autry song that I had a record of when I was a kid. You could probably google it.


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: MMario
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 12:53 PM

"Happy Trails to You"


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: PHJim
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 12:57 PM

I found Gene's Cowpoke Pokin' Along on Youtube:
Gene Autry's Cowpoke Pokin' Along


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: Amergin
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 01:03 PM

When I was that age, I loved hearing about Billy the Kid and Jesse James....


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: PHJim
Date: 09 Nov 12 - 11:32 PM

Lead Belly's When I was A Cowboy


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 10 Nov 12 - 02:34 AM

While songs from the general "cowboy" tradition are fine, if grade schools are even vaguely similar to a hundred years ago when I was there the music books used in the schools likely will have at least a few songs with suitable themes that the kids will already know.

While it's obviously too late for a program "in a couple of days" my suggestion would have been to call the nearest gradeschool and see if you can contact the "music teacher" or at least learn what book(s) they're using at around 1st or 2d grade (in the US).

Obviously what's taught may have changed since I was 7 years old, but since in Kansas teaching has gone backward another hundred years but other schools have claimed to have "gone forward," you might get lucky and find what you want if you happen to live where it's "tweeny."

That's about the right age for "Cub Scouts" and a "Pack Leader" or "Den Mother(?)" might know what songs the kids would be likely to know, but with this approach you'd need to give equal time to the girl groups(?) - political correctness and all that.

John


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Nov 12 - 09:02 AM

Just a thought,
these days - 2012 - how many British 7 year olds
actually know what a cowboy is ?

How would they when barely any Cowboy TV Shows and movies
have been produced & broadcast in the last 20 or 30 years ?

Not many rug rats would have been sat in front of the telly watching "Deadwood".


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: PHJim
Date: 10 Nov 12 - 08:59 PM

I'm Going To Leave Old Texas Now

Old Texas (The Cowman's Lament)


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Nov 12 - 09:06 PM

How about I'd Like to Be a Cowboy (but I'm afraid of cows)?


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 10 Nov 12 - 10:10 PM

7 year olds love I live in Montana I wear a bandana..lots of threads on that song here..people just love it. mg


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: Mo the caller
Date: 11 Nov 12 - 05:06 AM

I'm not sure how many 7 yr olds know about cowboys, or how and what this lad knew about them, but he wanted a Cowboy themed party.

My most recent memory (and I now only watch news and recorded quiz shows, not childrens TV) is the ad for the cowboy Milky Bar Kid - is that still on?


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 11 Nov 12 - 01:44 PM

I should think you could use anything non PC just to keep normality going!!


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Subject: RE: Cowboy songs for 7 year olds
From: PHJim
Date: 11 Nov 12 - 02:02 PM

Joe's suggestion reminded me of "I'm An Old Cowhand From The Rio Grande."

I'm an old cowhand from the Rio Grande
But my legs ain't bowed and my cheeks ain't tan
I'm a cowboy who never saw a cow
Never roped a steer cause I don't know how
And I sure ain't a fixin to start in now
Yippie yi yo ki yay


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