Cowboy Poetry Classics

Cowboy Poetry Classics

Various Artists SFW50003

In bunkhouses, bars, and hotels and around campfires and corrals, cowboy poetry flourished during its golden age between 1905 and 1935. Impelled by the development of the cowboy hero in print and on film and the idea that a unique way of life was fast disappearing, writers—cowboys and non-cowboys alike—began memorializing life on the range. The widespread popularity of these poems captured the spirit and adventure of life in the American West. Produced in conjunction with the Western Folklife Center and featuring the recitations of many popular performers from the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, this remarkable collection brings new vitality to the poetry and voices of these American icons.

Year Released 2003
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2003 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) Poetry
Country(s) United States
Language(s) English

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101 Epilogue by Carlos Ashley Baxter Black 0:15
102 The Sierry Petes by Gail Gardner Gail Steiger 2:47
103 A Cowboy's Soliloquy by D. J. O'Malley Wallace McRae 1:58
104 The Smell of Rain by Sharlot Hall Virginia Bennett 1:58
105 El Corrido de Kiansas by anonymous Anastacio Castillo 3:25
106 A Cowboy's Dance Song by James Barton Adams Glenn Ohrlin 2:27
107 When You're Throwed by Bruce Kiskaddon Sunny Hancock 1:59
108 Our Last RIde by Rhoda Sivell Echo Roy 1:39
109 Forgotten by Bruce Kiskaddon Ross Knox 1:54
110 Where the Ponies Come to Drink by Henry Herbert Knibbs Tom Sharpe 2:17
111 Purt Near! by S. Omar Barker Peggy Godfrey 3:39
112 The Old Night Hawk by Bruce Kiskaddon J. B. Allen 5:23
113 From Town by Charles Badger Clark John Dofflemyer 2:31
114 The Moonshine Steer by Gail Gardner Georgie Sicking 2:22
115 Rain on the Range by S. Omar Barker Bill Wood 2:22
116 Bob Sears' Chili Joint by Carlos Ashley Red Steagall 1:16
117 They Keep A-Stealing on You in the Night by Rhoda Sivell Doris Daley 1:41
118 The Strawberry Roan by Curley Fletcher Ray Lashley 3:35
119 When They've Finished Shippin' Cattle in the Fall by Bruce Kiskaddon Waddie Mitchell 5:34
120 The Smoke-Blue Plains by Charles Badger Clark Elizabeth Ebert 1:42
121 Boomer Johnson by Henry Herbert Knibbs Randy Rieman 2:37
122 In the Droving Days by A. B. "Banjo" Paterson Milton Taylor 5:01
123 The Legend of Boastful Bill by Charles Badger Clark Paul Zarzyski 3:17
124 Anthem by Buck Ramsey Joel Nelson 5:46
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