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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
4202 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 112 Nathan Kirk Griggs Garland the Land Tho' the world is abloom, in the heart there is gloom. rum, wine, alcohol, evil, sin, morality
4203 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 114 Nathan Kirk Griggs A Suffragist Sufferer Ach, frau, mein frau, mein liebe frau. husband, wife, marriage, independence
4204 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 115 Nathan Kirk Griggs The Two Trios The Trio of sirens were queens of the sea. Capri, magic, song, sailor, sailors, greed, envy, hate, avarice, morality
4205 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 118 Nathan Kirk Griggs Hope's Offering Set free from sin's beguiling snare. hope, belief
4206 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 119 Nathan Kirk Griggs Land of Rest O Blessed Realm, where all may be. faith, belief
4207 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 120 Nathan Kirk Griggs The Loon Cry I wandered in the northland. bird, morality, foolishness
4208 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 125 Nathan Kirk Griggs O Give Me Your Hand When night has veiled the earth, so fair. life, belief
4209 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 127 Nathan Kirk Griggs The Father Seeth All In the days when we are building. sin, belief, God
4210 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 129 Nathan Kirk Griggs The Unfailing Cruse When thy cares are pressing. sorrow
4211 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 131 Nathan Kirk Griggs A Thirty Years' Dream Where is that little school-house, Alf. school, memories, past, youth, childhood, boy
4212 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 139 Nathan Kirk Griggs Do Not Fear Fainting one, on foamy sea. belief
4213 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 141 Nathan Kirk Griggs Love When the cheeks of morn are glowing.
4214 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 142 Nathan Kirk Griggs The Voice of Hope O, Care, while hearts before you are bending.
4215 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 144 Nathan Kirk Griggs Joyless Youth I feel quite sure the children now. progress, change, youth, thought, childhood, play, learning, knowledge
4216 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 149 Nathan Kirk Griggs Hope Across a smiling sea.
4217 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 152 Nathan Kirk Griggs The Curlew Song I roved in western wonder-land. bird, cares
4218 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 157 Nathan Kirk Griggs Sailing `Neath the Cross When you leave the harbor, in the glow of morning. belief
4219 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 158 Nathan Kirk Griggs I'll Sing I'll sing in the morning. belief
4220 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 161 Nathan Kirk Griggs Pandora With tireless tread, Pandora goes.
4221 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 163 Nathan Kirk Griggs Bait In the streams of life that swiftly glide.
4222 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 165 Nathan Kirk Griggs Content Where the fowl, with a lordly pride. contentment
4223 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 168 Nathan Kirk Griggs Kitty Ah, my pet, so sweetly sleeping. cat
4224 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 170 Nathan Kirk Griggs What? What hope is yours, O one with darling boy? son, parents
4225 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 174 Nathan Kirk Griggs Have I Thy Love If I may claim thy love alone. trust, love
4226 Lyrics of the Lariat FC 11 G-10 174 Nathan Kirk Griggs Mammon Old Mammon is the mighty king. morality