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FOLK COLLECTION 11: The Skaggs Foundation Cowboy Poetry Collection


Date of Items: 1890-present
Register Prepared by: Randy Williams and Susan Gross, April 2004
Register Updated by: Randy Williams, 23 December 2009
Excel database transfered to MYSQL and uploaded (replacing PHP data): Colin Jackson, Fall 2010
MYSQL database updated: Randy Williams, January 2012
Linear Feet:20


Historical Note & Provenance

Folk Coll 11 is Utah State University's cowboy poetry collection. The collection, originally created by a generation donation by the L. J. and Mary Skaggs Foundation, includes books gathered during a fieldwork project in the early 1980s to document cowboy poetry in the U.S. west (see Folk Coll 11f). From this important fieldwork project came the impetus for the first Cowboy Poetry Gathering held in January 1985 in Elko, Nevada. Since that time, each January, the Fife Folklore Archives staff take the collection and Access database (that details each book, poem, author, first line and key words), to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering for offsite use. Through University purchases and generation donations from poets and collectors, this collection continues to grow.


Scope and Content

The collection consists of 20 linear feet of books on cowboy poetry, including press and self published works. The collection can be accessed through USU Libraries online catalog.


As well, poem titles and keywords found in each book in the collection are included in the database below. To use, type in the search term. Tip: Try and use an uncommon word from the poem to ensure less "hits." For instance, if you enter "boots" you will get many hits; but if you enter "bones" you will most liley get fewer "hits" or poems and find the item you seek faster. To return to the search page, click "home" at the bottom of the page.


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Poetry table.

First Previous Next Last
IDBook TitleComposerIndexPagesAuthorPoem TitleFirst LinesKeywords
2927 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 207 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson The Reverend Mullineux I'd reckon his weight as eight-stun-eight
2928 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 45 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson The Two Devines It was shearing-time at the My all Lake
2929 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 177 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson The Old Timer's Steeplechase The sheep were shorn and the wool went down
2930 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 159 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Do They Know? Do they know? At the turn to the straight
2931 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 262 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson A Ballad of Ducks The railway rattled and roared and swung train, railroad
2932 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 176 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson The Road to Old Man's Town The fields of youth are filled with flowers, the wine of youth is strong
2933 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 266 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson The Maori's Wool The Maoris are a mighty race--the finest ever known, before the missionaries came they worshipped wood and stone
2934 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 268 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Sunrise on the Coast Grey dawn on the sand-hills--the night wind has drifted
2935 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 269 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Song of the Pen Not for the love of women toil we, we of the craft
2936 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 16 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Our New Horse The boys had come back from the races
2937 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 171 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Tar and Feathers Oh! the circus swooped down on the Narrabritown
2938 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 12 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Conroy's Gap This was the way of it, don't you know
2939 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 188 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson There's Another Blessed Horse Fell Down When you're lying in your hammock, sleeping soft and sleeping sound
2940 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 144 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson The Road to Gundagai The mountain road goes up and down, from Gundagai to Tumut Town
2941 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 151 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Hard Luck I left the course, and by my side, there walked a ruined tout
2942 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 229 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Shouting for a Camel It was over at Collgardie that a mining speculator
2943 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 156 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Ballad of the Calliope By the far Samoan shore, where the league-long rollers pour
2944 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 257 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson The Protest I say 'e isn't remorse
2945 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 160 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Passing of Gundagai I'll introduce a friend, he said
2946 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 163 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson The Wargeilah Handicap Wargeilah town is very small
2947 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 168 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Any Other Time All of us play our very best game--any other time
2948 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 225 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson The Road to Hogan's Gap Now look, you see, it's this way like--you cross the broken bridge
2949 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 139 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Song of the Artesian Water Now the stock have started dying, for the Lord has sent a drought
2950 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 137 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Anthony Considine Out in the wastes of the West countries, Out where the white stars shine
2951 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 265 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Tommy Corrigan You talk of riders on the flat, of nerve and pluck and pace steeplechase, race