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Historic Bibliographies and Reference Aids

Cowboy Songs: A Select Bibliography of Books
with Library of Congress Call Numbers

Compiled by: Julia M. Hirsch
Publication Date: August 20, 1980

Allen, Jules V. Cowboy lore. San Antonio: Naylor Co., 1971. 174 p.
F596.A38 1971

Dobie, James F., ed. Texas and Southwestern lore. Dallas: Southern Methodist
University Press, 1967. 259 p. (Publications of the Texas Folklore Society, no. 6)
GR110.T5D65 1967

Felton, Harold W. Cowboy jamboree: Western songs and lore. New York: A. A.
Knopf, 1951. 107 p.

Fife, Austin E., and Alta S. Fife. Ballads of the great west. Palo Alto, Calif.: America
West Publishing, 1970. 272 p.

Fife, Austin E., and Alta S. Fife. Cowboy and Western songs: a comprehensive
. New York: C. N. Potter; distributed by Crown Publishers [1969].
372 p.

Fife, Austin E., and Alta S. Fife. Heaven on horseback; revivalist songs and verse in
the cowboy idiom
. Logan: Utah State University Press, 1970. 114 p. (Western Texas Society. Series, v. 1, no. 1)
GR109.W47, v. 1, no. 1

Larkin, Margaret. Singing cowboy; a book of Western songs. New York: Oak
Publications, 1963. 176 p.
M1629.L2S5 1963

Lee, Katie. Ten thousand goddam cattle: a history of the American cowboy in song,
story, and verse
. Flagstaff, Ariz.: Northland Press, 1976. 254 p.

Lomax, John A., and Alan Lomax, comps. Cowboy songs and other frontier ballads.
Rev. and enl. New York: Macmillan Co. [1945]. XXXVIII, 431 p.
PS595.C6L6 1945
M1629.L85C7 1945

Lomax, John A., comp. Songs of the cattle trail and cow camp. New York: Duell, Sloan
and Pierce [1950], 189 p.
PS595.C6L65 1950

Ohrlin, Glenn. The hell-bound train; a cowboy songbook. With a biblio-discography by
Harlan Daniel. Urbana: University of Illinois Press [1973]. 290 p.

Rothel, David. The singing cowboys. South Brunswick [N.J.]: A. S. Barnes, 1978.
272 p.

Sackett, Samuel J., comp. Cowboys and the songs they sang. New York: W. R. Scott,
[1967]. 72 p.

Siringo, Charles A., comp. The song companion of a Lone Star cowboy: old favorite
cow-camp songs
. [Norwood, Pa.] Norwood Editions, 1974, [c1919]. 42 leaves.

Thorp, Nathan Howard, comp. Songs of the cowboys. Variants, commentary, notes and
lexicon by Austin E. and Alta S. Fife
. New York: C. N. Potter [1966]. 346 p.

White, John I. Git along, little doggies: songs and songmakers of the American West.
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1975. 221 p.


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