Western and Cowboy Songs

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SONG LIST – Western and Cowboy Songs
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Note:  the MP3 links provided here for listening are copyrighted works.  They will be replaced over time with my own recordings which may be downloaded and shared freely for non-profit use.

America the Beautiful – Lyrics 1893
Arkansas Traveler, The
Aura Lee  1861  Sheet music Aura Lee-sheet  

Badman Ballad
Battle Hymn of the Republic – American Civil War
Betsy From Pike (Sweet)
Billy Boy
BlueTail Fly, The  (aka Jimmie Crack Corn) – 1840’s
Buffalo Gals 1848   Sheet music  Buffalo Gals-sheet        
         MP3  http://toneway.com/songs/buffalo-gals
Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie 

Careless Love       

         MP3  http://toneway.com/songs/cindy
Columbia the Gem of the Ocean (aka Red, White and Blue) – 1861
Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies (aka Tiny Sparrow, Little Sparrow) – traditional
Cowboy Jack – A. P. Carter (recorded 1927)
         MP3  http://toneway.com/songs/cowboy-jack
Crawdad Song

Down In The Valley
         MP3  http://toneway.com/songs/Down-in-the-Valley 

Erie Canal, The  – 19C

Frankie And Johnny – 1904  

Goodnight, Irene – Gussie L. Davis 1886
Grandfather’s Clock – 1876
Green Grow The Lilacs
American variant of the Scots song Green Grow the Rashes O
.       MP3  http://toneway.com/songs/green-grow-the-lilacs

High Toned Dance, The words:  James Barton Adams 1889  Words and music published 1919
Home Sweet Home   

I Ride An Old Paint
I’ve Been Working on the Railroad    

John Henry
Johnny We Hardly Knew Ye – words Joseph B. Geoghegan  1867
Johnny’s So Long at the Fair (Oh, Dear What Can the Matter Be) – 1795        

Katy Cruel  – Renaissance popular again during American Civil War

Letter Edged In Black, The –  Hattie Nevada
Listen to the Mockingbird – 1855
Little Brown Jug – 1869 
Little Mohee, The

My Horses Ain’t Hungry

Oh Susannah 1848
          MP3  http://toneway.com/songs/oh-susanna
Old Chisholm Trail
Old Joe Clark – before 1886
Old Texas
On Top Of Old Smoky
.          MP3 On Top of Old Smoky

Paddy Works on the Railway
Paper Of Pins
Peter Gray     

Raise A Ruckus Tonight
Red, White and Blue – 1861
Red River Valley

Rye Whiskey

Sipping Cider Through a Straw
Skip To My Lou  – American
Strawberry Roan – words Curley Fletcher 1915, music unknown but popular by early 20s
Streets Of Laredo
Sweet Genevieve – 1869
Sweet Betsy From Pike

There Is A Tavern In The Town
Tom Dooley

          MP3  http://toneway.com/songs/tom-dooley 
Turkey in the Straw – traditional fiddle tune

Wagoner’s Lad – American folksong from a British broadside ballad
When Johnny Comes Marching Home – American Civil War  
When The Work’s All Done This Fall


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