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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
2977 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 55 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson How M'Ginnis Went Missing Let us cease our idle chatter
2978 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 223 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Gilhooley's Estate Oh, Mr. Gilhooley he turned up his toes, as most of us do, soon or late death
2979 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 189 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson On the Trek Oh, the weary, weary journey on the trek, day after day
2980 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 203 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson Brumby's Run It lies beyond the Western Pines, beneath the sinking sun
2981 The Collected Verse of A.B. Paterson: containing The Man from Snowy River FC 11 P-08 218 A.B. "Banjo" Paterson As Long as Your Eyes Are Blue Will you love me, sweet, when my hair is grey
2982 Sawdust & Shavin's FC 11 S-11 104 Shep Smith Billy Another tested hunting pardner has gone over the "ridge" of Life
2983 Sawdust & Shavin's FC 11 S-11 105 Shep Smith Mom There are all kinds of mothers around these days
2984 Sawdust & Shavin's FC 11 S-11 106 Shep Smith Our Navigator Has Gone Away Yes, our navigator has left us
2985 Sawdust & Shavin's FC 11 S-11 107 Shep Smith Bedford He's been dealt a lot of hands in this life
2986 Sawdust & Shavin's FC 11 S-11 108 Shep Smith First Week of May in '74 Born the eighteenth of March in eighty-eight
2987 Sawdust & Shavin's FC 11 S-11 108 Shep Smith Lois When Black Lake was flowering prime
2988 Sawdust & Shavin's FC 11 S-11 110 Shep Smith Number 452-4544 Sure, I know someone to assist with your dinner and arrangement
2989 Sawdust & Shavin's FC 11 S-11 111 Shep Smith Is There More?? He never had to be an "only" child
2990 Sawdust & Shavin's FC 11 S-11 112 Shep Smith Reflections of Vivie Unsettled with showers predicted -- the first day that she came this way
2991 Sawdust & Shavin's FC 11 S-11 113 Shep Smith A Tuff Testimonial Talked to an old prospector up on Bear Creek
2992 Sawdust & Shavin's FC 11 S-11 114 Shep Smith The Picture When we start out in this life
2993 Sawdust & Shavin's FC 11 S-11 116 Shep Smith Fame and Fortune This here "Pill Roller" down in Ogden
2994 Songs and Poems of the Old West by an Old Cowboy FC 11 S-12 1 James H. Stevenson It's Calling Me O'er the hills the evening sun is falling
2995 Songs and Poems of the Old West by an Old Cowboy FC 11 S-12 3 James H. Stevenson My Old Home In a valley there's an old log cabin
2996 Songs and Poems of the Old West by an Old Cowboy FC 11 S-12 5 James H. Stevenson Heart Longing of an Old Cowboy Come where the wild roses await you
2997 Songs and Poems of the Old West by an Old Cowboy FC 11 S-12 7 James H. Stevenson The Range Long years ago we rode the range
2998 Songs and Poems of the Old West by an Old Cowboy FC 11 S-12 9 James H. Stevenson A Rope, A Quirt and Saddle to Sell There's an old corral up near the hill
2999 Songs and Poems of the Old West by an Old Cowboy FC 11 S-12 11 James H. Stevenson Pinto I want my blankets out under the sky
3000 Songs and Poems of the Old West by an Old Cowboy FC 11 S-12 13 James H. Stevenson Riding the Roundup I can see the cattle grazing
3001 Songs and Poems of the Old West by an Old Cowboy FC 11 S-12 15 James H. Stevenson The Moon's Silvery Light on the Prairie In a camp by the trail at the close of day