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FOLK COLLECTION 4

The Austin and Alta Fife Fieldwork Collection

No. 2: The Fife American Collection

Vols. 41-43: Extracts From John Lomax Papers


Index of Song Titles

(Listed Alphabetically by Title)

    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    Adam And Eve in the Garden of Eden
No. 232
    An Invitation (Title Only)
No. 232
    Another Arkansaw Traveler
No. 58
    Arizona Boys and Girls
No. 101
    Arizona Home
No. 124
    Arkansaw Traveler
No. 58
    Arthur Clyde
No. 477
    Bar Z of a Sunday Night
No. 290
    Beulah Land, Parody Of
No. 427-428
    Big Indian
No. 479
    Bill Peters
No. 365
    Billy the Kid
No. 2, 54, 57
    Billy Veniro
No. 79
    Birmingham Jail
No. 430
    Black Bess
No. 92, 469
    Blue Dog
No. 61, 350
    Blue Velvet Band, The
No. 449, 474
    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    Boaster, The
No. 291, 355, 361, 465
    Bob Stanford
No. 98, 349, 433
    Bold Nothwestern Man, The
No. 453
    Bones
No. 219
    Bound to Follow the Longhorn
No. 237, 366
    Boys Who Drove the Overland
No. 232
    Brigham Young
No. 52
    Broken-Hearted Cowboy
No. 39, 283
    Bronco-Peeler's Song
No. 249, 257
    Bucking Bronco
No. 19, 83, 227, 281, 472
    Buckskin Joe
No. 236
    Buena Vista
No. 365
    Buffalo Hunters
No. 38, 334, 390
    Buffalo Skinners
No. 365, 391, 425-426, 467
    Bull Whacker, The
No. 15, 365
    Bunch of Sioux Indians, A
No. 68
    Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
No. 394, 392
    By Makentura Flowery Marge
No. 80
    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    California Bloomer
No. 454
    California Boys
No. 228
    California Joe
No. 112, 395
    California Stage
No. 386
    Care-Free Cowboy
No. 248
    Casey Jones
No. 396
    Cattle Stampede
No. 151, 188, 315
    Chaparral Song
No. 397
    Charlie Rutlage
No. 113
    Charlie Snyder
No. 261
    Cheyenne
No. 356
    Chickasaw Nation
No. 480
    Chief of the Woods
No. 78
    Chillie Queen
No. 377
    Chisholm Trail
No. 51, 61, 63-64, 81, 122, 148-149, 210, 216, 225, 247, 322, 461
    Chopo
No. 501
    Chuck Wagon
No. 217
    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    Cole Younger
No. 65, 89, 93-94, 159, 206, 457
    Colorado Home, The
No. 123
    Come Ye Mississippi Girls
No. 481
    Cow Poke, the
No. 314
    Cowboy, The
No. 27, 29, 34-35, 103, 131, 208, 227, 301, 325, 373
    Cowboy II
No. 364
    Cowboy and His Pony, A
No. 219
    Cowboy at Church, A
No. 179
    Cowboy At Sea, A
No. 231
    Cowboy Boaster
No. 253
    Cowboy Bragging Song
No. 355
    Cowboy Dance Song
No. 23, 218, 351-352, 375
    Cowboy Fox James
No. 219
    Cowboy Graces
No. 288, 483
    Cowboy Jack
No. 27, 125, 476, 484
    Cowboy Love Song
No. 229
    Cowboy Reflections, The
No. 213
    Cowboy Renegade, The
No. 295
    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    Cowboy Song, A
No. 100, 192, 244, 330, 358
    Cowboy's Dream, The
No. 6, 46, 154-157, 190
    Cowboy's Home
No. 305
    Cowboy's Home Sweet Home
No. 287
    Cowboy's Judgment Day
No. 219
    Cowboy's Lament
No. 3-4, 29, 122, 160-161, 163, 165-166, 262, 320-321, 365, 379, 398
    Cowboy's Life, The
No. 129-130, 180, 365
    Cowboy's Meditation
No. 36-37, 82, 182
    Cowboy's Prayer, The
No. 222
    Cowboy's Reverie, The
No. 308
    Cowboy's Song, The
No. 325
    Cowboy's Sweet By and By
No. 6
    Cowboy's Sweetheart, The
No. 219
    Cowboys Version of Buffalo Skinners
No. 399
    Cowman's Appeal, The
No. 384
    Cowman's Prayer
No. 365
    Cowpunch, The
No. 219
    Coyote, The
No. 232
    Cripple Creek
No. 7
    Crooked Trail to Holbrook
No. 324, 349, 433
    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    D 2 Horse Wrangler
No. 6
    Dan Taylor
No. 96, 349, 365, 433, 466
    Dance Call, A
No. 351-352
    Days of '49, The
No. 49, 73-77, 207
    Denver Dan
No. 478
    Diamond Joe
No. 371
    Dick Turpin
No. 92
    Dim Narrow Trail
No. 157
    Dinah, Cowboy's Parody of
No. 223
    Disheartened Ranger
No. 435-436
    Dixie Farm, The
No. 230
    Dogie Song, The
No. 4
    Dona Gal
No. 370
    Doney Gal
No. 369-370
    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    Down on the Farm
No. 58
    Dream of the Miner's Child
No. 430
    Dreary Black Hills
No. 336, 400
    Drift to That Sweet By and By
No. 155, 270
    Dying Californian
No. 464
    Dying Cow Boy, The
No. 431
    Dying Cowboy
No. 4, 29, 127, 183, 191, 203, 214, 274, 181, 278, 343, 392-394, 398, 401-406, 412
    Dying Cowboy on the Lone Prairie
No. 406
    Dying Desperado
No. 254
    Dying Hobo, The
No. 485
    Dying Ranger
No. 194, 434
    Echoes of the Range
No. 219
    Eliza Jane
No. 249, 257
    Evolution
No. 448
    Eyes of Texas, Parody of
No. 498
    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    F.R.C. Claim
No. 473
    Fair Lady of the Plains
No. 317
    Floyd Collins
No. 430
    Forty-Nine (or "Old Tom Moore")
No. 73
    Freighting From Wilcox to Globe
No. 66, 275
    Gambling Blackie
No. 378
    Gambling on the Sabbath
No. 381-382
    Gay Punchers, The
No. 407
    Gently Does the Trick
No. 486
    Gila Monster Route, The
No. 292
    Girl I Left Behind Me
No. 56
    Git (Get) Along Little Dogies
No. 59, 122, 162, 294
    Go 'Long Blue Dog
No. 259
    Gol-Darned Wheel
No. 231
    Good-By Old Paint, I'm Leaving Cheyenne
No. 142
    Government Claim
No. 8, 145
    Great Round-Up, The
No. 202, 228
    Greenhorn's Experience
No. 135
    Greer County
No. 122
    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    Habit, The
No. 286
    Happy Miner, The
No. 266, 387
    Hard Times
No. 365
    Haunted Falls
No. 460
    Haunted Hunter
No. 265
    Hawaii
No. 448
    He Has Risen
No. 430
    He of the Green Shirt
No. 487
    Hell Bound Train
No. 55
    Her White Bosom Bare
No. 78
    High Loping Cowboy
No. 362
    Hills of Mexico
No. 408-409
    Home on the Range
No. 42, 122-123
    Horse Wrangler, The
No. 135, 168, 285, 338
    How I Loved Her
No. 219
    Hunter's Winter Song, A
No. 232
    Huntsville Jail
No. 241
    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    I'm A Used Up Man
No. 450
    I Bent My Gun in a Circle
No. 114
    I Dreamed That the Great Judgment Morning
No. 208
    I've Been Working on the Railroad, Parody of
No. 498
    I Used to Live on Cottonwood
No. 348
    Indian Cradle Song
No. 307
    Indian's Petition, The
No. 488
    Indian's Prayer
No. 488
    Indiana Girls
No. 482
    Insult, The
No. 291
    It Must Be Hell
No. 219
    Jack Combes' Murder
No. 20
    Jack Donahoe
No. 31
    Jack Donahue
No. 365
    Jack Rabbit Round-Up
No. 232
    Jackass
No. 9
    Jesse James
No. 90, 122, 128, 170, 185
    Jesus is Coming
No. 430
    Joe Bowers
No. 67, 365, 438
    John Garner's Trail Herd
No. 196
    Johnny Cake
No. 12, 41, 101, 107-110, 256, 279, 444, 481-482
    Joke Turned, The
No. 471
    Jolly Cowboy, The
No. 1, 17, 85, 199, 240, 252, 345, 445
    Jolly Cowboy's Ballad
No. 187, 276
    Jolly Ox Driver, The
No. 13
    Juanita
No. 410, 451, 489
    Just Grin
No. 219
    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    Kansas Line
No. 43, 91, 195, 212, 365
    King of the Cannibal Islands
No. 440, 455
    Lackey Bill
No. 365
    Lasca
No. 269
    Last Great Round-Up, The
No. 316
    Last Words of an Old Texas Ranger
No. 411
    Lavender Cowboy
No. 376
    Legend of Boastful Bill, The
No. 258, 346
    Life and Battles of Skeeter Bill
No. 219
    Life in California
No. 450
    Lily of the Valley
No. 169
    Limitation of Youth
No. 219
    Little 'Dobe Casa
No. 44, 102, 452
    Little Black Bull
No. 115, 289
    Little Britches
No. 232
    Little Doughies
No. 59
    Little Joe the Wrangler
No. 224, 226, 501
    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane
No. 169, 470
    Little Old Sod Dugout on the Claim
No. 470
    Little Old Sod Shanty on the Claim
No. 32, 169
    Little Red School House
No. 169
    Lone Prairie
No. 412
    Lone Star Cowboy
No. 239
    Lonely Cowboy
No. 33, 198, 242, 490
    Lonesome Cowboy, A
No. 116, 364
    Lonesome Trail
No. 369
    Longing For the Rockies
No. 219
    Louisiana Girls
No. 256
    Love in Disguise
No. 365
    Love of a Steer, The
No. 45
    Lucy Long
No. 454
    Luth Indian Bar Room
No. 29, 111
    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    Maid of Monterrey
No. 263
    Man Named Hods, A
No. 88
    Melancholy Cowboy
No. 197
    Message From Home Sweet Home
No. 245
    Mexican War Song, A
No. 105
    Michigan-I-A
No. 443
    Michiganio
No. 444
    Midnight Stampede
No. 146, 150, 178
    Miner's Experience
No. 70-72
    Miss Ella
No. 454
    Miss Lucy, Parody of
No. 354
    Mississippi Girls
No. 41, 109, 279, 481
    Molly
No. 230
    Montana
No. 442
    Mormon Bishop's Lament
No. 365
    Mormon King, The
No. 440
    Mormon Song ("Once I Lived on Cottonwood")
No. 348
    Mourning Cowboy, The
No. 331
    Moving Picture Cowboy, A
No. 219
    Mule, The
No. 204, 302
    Muster Out the Rangers
No. 352
    My Bonnie Black Bess
No. 469
    My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
No. 46, 157
    My Heart's To-Night in Texas
No. 413
    My Old Kentucky Home (Parody of called "Old Squatter Home")
No. 416
    My Range Horse, Buck
No. 219
    My Story
No. 430
    My Trip to Mexico
No. 200
    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    New Mexico
No. 414
    New Mexico Cowboy
No. 246
    New National Anthem (Parody of "Star Spangled Banner")
No. 53
    Nick Nomad's Trail Song
No. 234
    Night Herding Song
No. 306
    North Caroling Boys
No. 108
    Noted Cowboy, A
No. 335, 415
    O W Cowboy
No. 219
    Ocean Burial
No. 417-418
    Oh, For the Wild and Woolly West
No. 117
    Oh, We Had a Little Hen
No. 121
    Old Blue Dog
No. 350
    Old Chisholm Trail, the
No. 122
    Old Log Cabin in the Lane
No. 169, 470
    Old Maid and the Bachelor, The
No. 491
    Old Paint
No. 122, 137, 142-143
    Old Ranger
No. 219
    Old Rosin the Beau
No. 95
    Old Smoky
No. 4
    Old Squatter Home (Parody of "My Old Kentucky Home")
No. 416
    Old Time Cowboy
No. 219
    Old Tom Moore
No. 73
    Old Uncle Sam
No. 167
    Old Wyoming
No. 118, 297
    Old Zebra Dun
No. 423
    On the Buffalo Range
No. 419
    On the Trail to Idaho
No. 260
    Once I Lived on Cottonwood
No. 348
    Oregon Rangers on the Moving Picture Cowboy
No. 147
    Ossian's Serenade
No. 492
    Our Heroic Pioneers
No. 232
    Our Little Cowgirl
No. 119
    Outclassed
No. 273
    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    Paddy Was a Welchman
No. 2
    Panhandle Cob
No. 140
    Pap Runnels
No. 268
    Pattonia, The Pride of the Plains
No. 10
    Pecos Puncher, The
No. 22
    Pecos River Queen, The
No. 501
    Peeler's Lament, The
No. 219
    Permanent Brand, The
No. 235
    Pine Tree State, The
No. 251
    Pinto
No. 271, 280
    Pitching Horse
No. 465
    Plains of Mexico
No. 493
    Poor, Lonesome Cowboy
No. 365
    Poor Strange Girl Far From Home, A
No. 494
    Prairie Grave
No. 171
    Prison Bound Cowboy
No. 30
    Prisoner For Life, A
No. 122
    Prisoner's Song, The
No. 430
    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    Railroad Corral
No. 132-133
    Rambling Boy
No. 158
    Rambling Cowboy
No. 4, 85-86, 160-161, 163, 165-166, 187, 198, 242, 276, 344, 357-358, 456
    Ranch Song
No. 141
    Ranger, The
No. 434
    Ranger on the Scout
No. 434
    Range Riders
No. 360
    Ranger's Complaint
No. 318, 380, 432
    Rattlin' Joe's Prayer
No. 232, 326
    Rebel Prisoner, The
No. 230
    Red River Shore
No. 25, 319, 367-368
    Red River Valley
No. 475
    Red Wing
No. 430
    Restless Heart, A
No. 219
    Rich Man, The
No. 430
    Ride of Paul Venarez, The
No. 79, 304
    Ridin'
No. 232
    Ripping Trip, A
No. 388
    Road to Cook's Peak
No. 312
    Rocky Run
No. 79
    Root Hog or Die
No. 14, 16-18, 47, 441, 462
    Rosalie, The Prairie Flower
No. 28, 339
    Rose Lee, The Prairie Flower
No. 28, 339
    Rounded Up in Glory
No. 122
    Roving Cowboy, The
No. 18
    Roving Lad
No. 48
    Rowdy Cowboy
No. 238
    Rye Whiskey
No. 230, 282
    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    S M S Range, The
No. 328
    Sad Cowboy, The
No. 187, 276
    Saint James Hospital
No. 342
    Saint Regis Girl, The
No. 475
    Sam Bass
No. 84, 122, 184, 272, 333, 374
    Samuel Hall
No. 24
    Sanford Barnes
No. 164
    Santa Anna
No. 126, 372
    Santa Anna Chantey
No. 60
    Santa Fe Trail
No. 26
    Scout's In Camp, The
No. 385
    Seamen's Boating Song
No. 327
    Shady Old Camp, The
No. 389
    Sheepherder, The
No. 219
    Sidney Allen
No. 439
    Single Again
No. 491, 360
    Sioux Indians
No. 68-72, 97, 142, 209, 365
    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    Skeeter Bill
No. 219
    Skewball Black, The
No. 299, 332
    Song Ballot
No. 303, 337
    Song of the Argonauts
No. 75
    Song of the Cattle Trail
No. 211, 219
    Song of the Cowboys
No. 133
    Soon
No. 430
    Speckles
No. 501
    Spotted Fawn, The
No. 80
    Sqewball
No. 21, 495
    Star Spangled Banner (Parody of called "New National Anthem")
No. 53
    State of Arkansas
No. 164
    Stockman, A
No. 219
    Straw Stacker Song
No. 64
    Strawberry Roan
No. 6
    Streets of Laredo
No. 29, 62, 152, 215, 255, 310-311, 320-321
    Susannah, Don't You Cry
No. 75
    Sweet Betsy From Pike
No. 201
    Sweet By and By
No. 155, 270
    Sweet William
No. 48
    Sweetest Life, The
No. 220-221, 309
    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    Tale of the Trail, A
No. 219
    Tenderfoot, The
No. 6, 40, 135
    Tenderfoot's Experience, The
No. 341
    Terry Texas Rangers
No. 437
    Texas
No. 136
    Texas Boys and Girls
No. 12
    Texas Cowboy, The
No. 99, 106, 138, 172, 228, 458-459
    Texas Rangers
No. 104, 365, 420, 434
    Tex-I-An, The
No. 107
    That Inside Song
No. 232
    Three Jolly cowpunchers
No. 233
    To My Sweet Cigarette
No. 447
    Tonight My Heart's In Texas
No. 413
    Trail of '83
No. 313
    Trail Song
No. 283, 340
    Trail To Idaho
No. 11
    Trail to Mexico
No. 134, 186, 189, 200, 205, 264, 283, 323, 429, 468, 500
    Trouble For the Range Cook
No. 144
    Tuckahoe, The
No. 110
    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    U.S.U. Range
No. 173, 365
    Uncle Sam's Foundation
No. 120
    Under Dakota's Cross
No. 496
    Under the Stars of a Western Sky
No. 363
    Unfortunate Lad, The
No. 29, 152
    Utah Carroll
No. 139, 174, 250, 298, 365, 383
    Wagoner's Lad
No. 480
    Walker in the Snow, The
No. 265
    Wandering Cowboy
No. 456
    Water Tank
No. 485
    Way Down in Mexico
No. 105
    Way Out Somewhere
No. 232
    Wearin' of the Green, the
No. 219
    Weeping Cowboy
No. 50, 283
    Wells and Fargo Line
No. 446, 499
    West Texas
No. 5
    Western Cowboy
No. 284, 357
    Western Girl, The
No. 219
    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    Westerner, The
No. 232
    Westward Ho!
No. 347, 365
    When I am a Millionaire
No. 497
    When I Make My Last Move
No. 430
    When I Was Single
No. 360
    When I went Off to Prospect
No. 455
    When the Cattlemen Drift Into Town
No. 232
    When the Round-Ups Done This Fall
No. 178
    When The Work's All Done This Fall
No. 178, 193, 329
    When the Work is Done This Fall
No. 153
    When You're Throwed
No. 243
    Where the Prairie Breezes Blow
No. 232
    White Captive, The
No. 78
    Whoopee Ti Yi Yo, Get Along Little Dogies
No. 122
    Whoopie Ti Yie
No. 4
    Whose Old Cow
No. 501
    Wild Bill
No. 361
    Wild Cowboy, The
No. 29, 359
    Collection Item Title
Page Number (Folk Coll 4, No. 2)
    Wild Rattling Cowboy, A
No. 344
    Willy Vernaro
No. 87, 79
    Windy Bill
No. 175-177
    Yellowstone Flat
No. 22, 233, 407
    You Will Need Jesus
No. 430
    Young Companions
No. 463
    Young Cowboys
No. 152
    Zebra Dun, the
No. 296, 421-423
  • Unidentified items of which the first line is:
      "Down in the land of the center fire saddle."
No. 289
      "'Twas at the age of twenty my liberty I got."
No. 86
      "Molly dear and did you hear / The news that's going round."
No. 424
      "Oh look at the cowboys when they get in town."
No. 300
      "Oh, the cowboy's called, the early I rise."
No. 293
      "Oh, we had a little hen and she had a wooden leg."
No. 121
      "On a city street I stand / Stranger in a stranger land."
No. 7
      "Out upon the roundup, boys, tell you what I get."
No. 289
      "The sheriff followed hard and fast, a muy hombre he."
No. 289
      "There was Hep and Texas and Bronco Jack."
No. 289



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