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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
4502 Country Feelings: A Collection of Poems FC 11 G-14 8 Gordon Green Unspoken Gratitude If not for you I would not be all that I have become. friendship, friend, faith, support, need
4503 Country Feelings: A Collection of Poems FC 11 G-14 9 Gordon Green Autumn Walk I like to walk in autumn. fall, seasons, solitude, alone, aloneness, nature, walking
4504 Country Feelings: A Collection of Poems FC 11 G-14 9 Gordon Green Old Oak Tree Old oak tree, what I would give to see what you have seen. nature, mankind, past
4505 Country Feelings: A Collection of Poems FC 11 G-14 9 Gordon Green Autumn Leaves Autumn leaves still bright with paint. seasons, fall, nature
4506 Country Feelings: A Collection of Poems FC 11 G-14 10 Gordon Green Prayers Ask, it shall be given. God, prayer, heaven, belief, faith, Bible
4507 Country Feelings: A Collection of Poems FC 11 G-14 10 Gordon Green The Rose The rose is said to speak for love. care, love, companion, flower
4508 Country Feelings: A Collection of Poems FC 11 G-14 11 Gordon Green Feelings There is a special feeling that few can understand. content, pride, land, work, life, living
4509 Country Feelings: A Collection of Poems FC 11 G-14 12 Gordon Green Best Wishes May you always ride good horses. good fortune
4510 Country Feelings: A Collection of Poems FC 11 G-14 12 Gordon Green The Parting The time has come for you to leave. sharing, leaving, fondness
4511 From Bull Durham to Marlboros FC 11 G-15 1 Gordon Green Last Wishes Give me a saddle, a horse and a rope. love, children, family, freedom
4512 From Bull Durham to Marlboros FC 11 G-15 2 Gordon Green One Nighter I met her at seven, I loved her by nine. marriage, romance, courting
4513 From Bull Durham to Marlboros FC 11 G-15 3 Gordon Green Top of the Line Cowboy If he speaks in a voice as soft as the breeze. character, cowboy, skill, dedication, top hand
4514 From Bull Durham to Marlboros FC 11 G-15 4 Gordon Green Branding Time Boiling dust, trotting horse. brand, spring, calves, branding iron
4515 From Bull Durham to Marlboros FC 11 G-15 5 Gordon Green Cowboy Psychologist When I was just a little squirt. profession, occupation, childhood, psychologist
4516 From Bull Durham to Marlboros FC 11 G-15 6 Gordon Green Little Cowboy His boots they measure just size two. child, son, father, childhood, family
4517 From Bull Durham to Marlboros FC 11 G-15 7 Gordon Green Thanks to Banks My thanks to banks for being tough. bank, banking
4518 From Bull Durham to Marlboros FC 11 G-15 7 Gordon Green The Blacks Their breaths are vapors in the wind. horses, sled, animal
4519 From Bull Durham to Marlboros FC 11 G-15 8 Gordon Green I Am I am man made in the image of God. belief, life, morality, humility
4520 From Bull Durham to Marlboros FC 11 G-15 9 Gordon Green Monday After Saturday Night In this eye that I've got open. fight, disagreement, romantic triangle
4521 From Bull Durham to Marlboros FC 11 G-15 10 Gordon Green Rodeoing Well it's time to get down on him. rodeo, bronc riding, busting, bronco, luck
4522 From Bull Durham to Marlboros FC 11 G-15 11 Gordon Green Buryin' Fred Boys, we're here to bury Fred. burial, character, hygiene
4523 From Bull Durham to Marlboros FC 11 G-15 12 Gordon Green Whiskey This amber companion so smooth and sublime. drink, liquor, alcohol
4524 From Bull Durham to Marlboros FC 11 G-15 13 Gordon Green You Are You are the rose colored beauty of the rising dawn. love, romance
4525 From Bull Durham to Marlboros FC 11 G-15 14 Gordon Green Come On In Spring has sprung. winter, seasons, hospitality
4526 From Bull Durham to Marlboros FC 11 G-15 15 Gordon Green Mean as Hell Sister had a beau you know. greenhorn, dude, bronc, bronco, sister, boyfriend, college, tenderfoot