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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.

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IDBook TitleComposerIndexPagesAuthorPoem TitleFirst LinesKeywords
2952 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 65 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson A Bushman's Song I'm traveling down the Castlereagh, and I'm a station-hand
2953 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 219 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Bottle-o I ain't the kind of bloke as takes to any steady job
2954 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 230 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Mulligan's Mare Oh, Mulligan's bar was the deuce of a place
2955 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 208 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Wisdom of Hafiz My son, if you go to the races to battle with Ikey and Mo
2956 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 209 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Saltbush Bill, J.P. Beyond the land where Leichhardt went
2957 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 212 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Riders in the Stand There's some that ride the Robbo style, and bump at every stride
2958 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 213 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Waltzing Matilda Oh! there once was a swagman camped in a Billabong
2959 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 214 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson An Answer to Various Bards Well, I've waited mighty patient while they all came rolling in
2960 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 205 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Saltbush Billon the Patriarchs Come all you little rouseabouts and climb upon my knee Christmas
2961 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 184 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson He Giveth His Beloved Sleep The long day passes with its load of sorrow: in slumber deep
2962 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 61 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson The All RightUn He came from "further out"
2963 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 185 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Driver Smith Twas Driver Smith of Battery A was anxious to see a fight
2964 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 181 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson In the Stable What! you don't like him well, maybe--we all have our fancies, of course
2965 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 170 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson The Last Trump You led the trump, the old man said
2966 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 190 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson The Last Parade With never a sound of trumpet, with never a flag displayed
2967 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 192 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Johnny Boer Men fight all shapes and sizes as the racing horses run
2968 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 193 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Right in Front of the Army Where 'ave you been this week or more
2969 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 195 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson That V.C. Twas in the days of front attack this glorious truth we'd yet to learn
2970 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 197 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Jock There's a soldier that's been doing of his share
2971 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 198 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Santa Claus Halt! who goes there?
2972 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 201 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Song of the Wheat We have sung the song of the droving days
2973 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 233 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson The Mountain Squatter Here in my mountain home, on rugged hills and steep
2974 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 216 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Across the Queensland border line, the mobs of cattle go
2975 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 259 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson An Evening inDandaloo It was while we held our races
2976 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 228 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson A Singer of the Bush There is waving of grass in the breeze