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Lyr Add: Roundup Lullaby (Badger Clark)

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DESERT SILVERY BLUE
HIGH CHIN BOB
SPANISH IS THE LOVING TONGUE


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harpgirl 11 Jan 03 - 01:00 PM
GUEST,Q 11 Jan 03 - 01:24 PM
Tinker 11 Jan 03 - 01:32 PM
Stewart 11 Jan 03 - 02:35 PM
Stewart 11 Jan 03 - 02:38 PM
GUEST,Q 11 Jan 03 - 02:38 PM
Tinker 11 Jan 03 - 02:46 PM
GUEST,vrdpkr 11 Jan 03 - 03:52 PM
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harpgirl 11 Jan 03 - 07:22 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 07 Mar 05 - 02:22 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Cowboy Lullaby
From: harpgirl
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 01:00 PM

The Cowboy Lullaby


Desert silver blue beneath the pale starlight,
Coyote yappin' lazy on the hill,
Sleepy winks of light along the far sky line,
Time for millin' cattle to be still.

Chorus
So now the lightning's far away,
The coyote's nothin'skeery,
Just a singin' to her dearie.
Yah ho a mol-la holiday,
So settle down, ye cattle till the morning.


Nothin' out there on the plains you folks need,
Nothin' there that seems to take your eye.
Still you got to watch them or they'll stampede,
Plungin' down some 'rro-yo bank to die.

repeat chorus


I didn't find it in the DT. But I probably missed it. Apologies, if so...hg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cowboy Lullaby
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 01:24 PM

Thanks for posting this. Any singer or history known?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cowboy Lullaby
From: Tinker
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 01:32 PM

If you search for Desert Silvery Blue you'll find it in the forum. It appears to be by Badger Clark. I learnt it at Girl Scout Camp and I'm pretty sure it was in one of my old American Camping Association Song books from the laate 60's. ( The one that fit in your back pocket).

My boys all loved this as a nightly lullabye, still do on occaision...

Kathy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cowboy Lullaby
From: Stewart
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 02:35 PM

ROUND-UP LULLABY — (a.k.a., Cowboy's Lullaby, Desert Silver Blue) words by Badger Clark, music by Clifton W. Barnes, three verses. See my web page HERE for more information/background.

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cowboy Lullaby
From: Stewart
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 02:38 PM

Oops, try that link again HERE

Sorry, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cowboy Lullaby
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 02:38 PM

Thanks, Tinker. Threads are 15338 and 14900: Desert Silvery Blue and Desert Silvery


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cowboy Lullaby
From: Tinker
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 02:46 PM

I'm not sure all the info in Stewart's link is in the other threads so I'm going to add it in here.

Sheet music of this song was published in 1938 as arranged by Ralph H. Lyman for the Men's Glee Club at Pomona College. Sung by the Pomona College Glee Club. The words* are by a cowboy-poet, Badger Clark (1883-1957), the poet laureate ("lariat") of S. Dakota. It was set to music by Clifton W. Barnes. Badger Clark also wrote the words ("A Border Affair") to the song "Spanish is the Loving Tongue" .
* From "Sun and Saddle Leather," Richard G. Badger, publisher (1920).


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROUNDUP LULLABY (Badger Clark)
From: GUEST,vrdpkr
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 03:52 PM

This is properly called "Roundup Lullaby" Here's all of it.


ROUNDUP LULLABY
(Badger Clark)

Desert blue and silver in the still moonshine,
Coyote yappin' lazy on the hill,
Sleepy winks of lightnin' on the far sky line,
Time for millin' cattle to be still.
    So—o, now, the lightnin's far away,
    The coyote's nothin' skeery;
    He's singin' to his dearie—
    Hee—ya, tammalalleday!
    Settle down, you cattle, till the mornin'.


Nothin' out the hazy range that you folks need,
Nothin' we kin see to take your eye.
Yet we got to watch you or you'd all stampede,
Plungin' down some 'royo bank to die.
    So—o, now, for still the shadows stay;
    The moon is slow and steady;
    The sun comes when he's ready.
    Hee—ya, tammalalleday!
    No use runnin' out to meet the mornin'.


Cows and men are foolish when the light grows dim,
Dreamin' of a land too far to see.
There, you dream, is wavin' grass and streams that brim
And it often seems the same to me.
    So—o, now, for dreams they never pay.
    The dust it keeps us blinkin'.
    We're seven miles from drinkin'.
    Hee—ya, tammalalleday!
    But we got to stand it till the mornin'.


Mostly it's a moonlight world our trail winds through.
Kain't see much beyond our saddle horns.
Always far away is misty silver-blue;
Always underfoot it's rocks and thorns.
    So—o, now. It must be this away—
    The lonesome owl a-callin',
    The mournful coyote squallin'.
    Hee—ya, tammalalleday!
    Mocking-birds don't sing until the mornin'.


Always seein' 'wayoff dreams of silver-blue,
Always feelin' thorns that stab and sting.
Yet stampedin' never made a dream come true,
So I ride around myself and sing,
    So—o, now, a man has got to stay,
    A-likin' or a-hatin',
    But workin' on and waitin'.
    Hee—ya, tammalalleday!
    All of us are waitin' for the mornin'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cowboy Lullaby
From: Stewart
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 04:38 PM

Thanks GUEST,vrdpkr. I take it this is Badger's original poem. I've always meant to look it up in "Sun and Saddle Leather," but never got around to it. Now that I've got it, I need to learn the other verses. It's very nice.

S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cowboy Lullaby
From: harpgirl
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 07:22 PM

Thanks for the full text and authorship, ya'll. I found it in a book called Songs of The Wild West, published by Simon & Schuster for The NY Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1991.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cowboy Lullaby
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Mar 05 - 02:22 PM

"Words to "A Roundup Lullaby" (correctly given above but no 'e' on lullaby) were published by Charles Badger Clark in 1915 in his "Sun and Saddle Leather," a thin volume of 56 pages. The volume was re-issued in 1917, illustrated with photographs by the famous Montanan, L. A. Huffman, at one time post photographer for General Miles at Ft. Keogh. Several other editions followed, with new poems added in 1919. The collected edition, with "Grass Grown Trails," and additional poems, came out in 1920.
Clark was raised in the Deadwood area, South Dakota. He went to Cuba with a colonizing effort after the "Spanish War" and later worked on a plantation. He was jailed in connection with a shooting but was later acquited. On his return, he briefly edited a paper in Lead, S. Dak., then went to Arizona, where for four years he was in charge of a small ranch near the Mexican border. He returned to South Dakota. (From preface by 'R. H.' in a Chapman and Grimes edition.

"A Roundup Lullaby" has been set to several tunes.

By Clifton W. Barnes, mentioned above. Not Found. Does anyone know where to find a copy? Date?

By Estelle Philleo, 1919, sheet music pub. by M. St. Vrain Sanford, NY, reprinted 1920. Full copies can be seen in the University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection (Link below).

By Gertrude Ross, 1922, sheet music published by White-Smith Music Pub. Co., Boston. Full copy in Univ. Colorado Collection (Link below)

Unknown. Bob Nolan, Sons of Pioneers, was suggested by Katie Lee. Music p. 219, Katie Lee, 1976, "Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle," Northland Press.
Colorado Sheet Music: http://uclibraries.colorado.edu/cgi-bin/sheetmusic.pl?WesternTrails&titlepages&5
Sheet Music


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cowboy Lullaby
From: katlaughing
Date: 07 Mar 05 - 05:11 PM

Thanks, Q> This is a fav. of my sister and I when we sing together! And, we grew up on Clark's poetry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cowboy Lullaby
From: open mike
Date: 07 Mar 05 - 05:21 PM

hey stewart--why no link to mudcat amongst the others, sing out, etc.?
nice pic of seattle--is that mt. ranier?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cowboy Lullaby
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Mar 05 - 07:45 PM

Incorrect link to University Colorado Libraries-
http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/cgi-bin/sheetmusic.pl?WesternTrails&titlepages&5
Colorado Libraries


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cowboy Lullaby
From: GUEST,Tracy
Date: 03 Sep 05 - 07:55 PM

I used to sing this at camp, and now that I see the "correct" lyrics, I have lots of questions about what some of it means.   

1) "tammalalleday" -- I used to sing "amallaholiday," and always thought of it as meaning "tomorrow's a holiday." Is that right?

2) Nothing on the hazy range that you folks need,
   Nothing we can see to take your eye.
   Yet we got to watch you or you'd all stampede,
   Plungin' down some royo bank to die.

   In the fist line, he says "you folks." Is he talking to the cows? He is in the rest of the verse.

That's all I'm asking for now. I want to see if anyone answers this!

Tracy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cowboy Lullaby
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Sep 05 - 09:33 PM

Tammalalleday! Nuthin in particlar. jes sounds good (Or maybe he et old tamales made by the coosie* and his stummick is hurtin bad).

You folks- the cattle! No other folks around cept that coyote squallin and the owl a-callin.
*cocinero


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cowboy Lullaby
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 03 Sep 05 - 10:51 PM

If it had been "an audience request"

THIS - is what I would have given you.

http://www.mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=6097

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

How....far...far...we have strayed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Roundup Lullaby (Badger Clark)
From: GUEST,Drifty
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 03:07 PM

I always sang the second to last chorus line as "moo-la holiday". I don't know if it referred to the cows or possible payday.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Roundup Lullaby (Badger Clark)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 03:34 PM

'moola holiday'- you invented it; if you don't know ......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Roundup Lullaby (Badger Clark)
From: GUEST,DIBAKER
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 01:27 AM

I also sang this many times as a girl scout, "Camp o' Fair Winds,” near Flint, Michigan. Anyone out there have this experience? (Maiden name Dianne Maynard)

Old folk songs at camps etc. have been the foundation in my head for many songs I’ve written, I think. See web site www.songsalive.com

Especially songs such as "Lake Michigan, You Are on My Mind" "Mister Frog, You Just Think You're Smart" on my CD "Mr. Frog and Friends" "Sailin' Frees My Mind"

I work in music and healthcare field now (presenting workshops "Music for the Health of It”). Have used this song but never could find the words in print before. Also used it as lullaby for my children and grandchildren.

Dianne www.songsalive.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Roundup Lullaby (Badger Clark)
From: Stewart
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 02:18 PM

Q posted above 07 Mar 05 - 02:22 PM
"By Clifton W. Barnes, mentioned above. Not Found. Does anyone know where to find a copy? Date?"

I notice that the link I posted above is wrong
I have a page HERE on my web site with information about this song. The Pomona College Glee Club sings an arrangement by Ralph Lyman of Clifton Barnes musical setting. You can probably get a copy from the Pomona College Music Dept.
The midi link I have is an exact transcription of that arrangement.

Cheers, S. in Seattle
stewarthendrickson.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Roundup Lullaby (Badger Clark)
From: Chef Juke
Date: 03 Aug 08 - 02:11 PM

All,

I am working on a little video tribute to "Roundup Lullaby" that I will post info on here shortly. In the meantime, if folks would like to hear a few different versions of this song, please visit my appreciation page here:

http://www.chefjuke.com/badger/index.html

-Chef Juke
"EVERYbody Eats when they come to MY House!"
http://www.chefjuke.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cowboy/Roundup Lullaby (Badger Clark)
From: GUEST,Eric Armstrong
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 02:24 AM

Hey Chef Juke, thank you so much for putting together that wonderful collection of renditions of Badger Smith's great song.
It will be going straight into our repertoire

Eric & Betty Armstrong


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cowboy/Roundup Lullaby (Badger Clark)
From: Artful Codger
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 11:38 AM

If so, please get Badger's name right! ;-}


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Cowboy/Roundup Lullaby (Badger Clark)
From: GUEST,cenicienta
Date: 20 Oct 13 - 12:07 AM

I'm 77 and vaguely remember the chorus from Girl Scout camp on the Sabinal River in Texas. It was

So, now, the lightnin's far away,
The coyote's nothing skeery,
He's singing to his dearie,
Yo ho, tara tama taday,
So settle down your cattle 'til the morning.

There's nothing here that seems to be what you folks need,
There's nothing here that seems to catch your eye.
Still you'd better watch 'em or they'll all stampede,
Plunging down the arroyo bank to diiiieee . . .


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