July 28, 2013

16 Cowboy Songs: A Music Quiz by Western Author Stephen Bly

Cowboy Songs romance & trail musicMatch the line from the cowboy songs lyrics to the title. 

Keep in mind, since most of these cowboy songs existed as oral tradition before they were written down, several versions of each have survived. The words you remember might be a tad different. 

Cowboy Songs Titles:

A. THE OLD CHISOLM TRAIL
B. BUFFALO GIRLS
C. JESSE JAMES
D. BORDER AFFAIR
E. BURY ME NOT ON THE LONE PRAIRIE
F. BILLY THE KID
G. GIT ALONG LITTLE DOGIES
I. RED RIVER VALLEY
J. GOOD-BYE OL' PAINT
K. SAM BASS
L. HOME ON THE RANGE
M. STRAWBERRY ROAN
N. WHEN THE WORKS ALL DONE NEXT FALL

Cowboy Songs on the trail

Cowboy Songs Lyrics: 

1. "Do not hasten to bid me adieu . . ."
2. "Stay away from that city, they call it Cheyenne . . . "
3. "I don't look much like a lover . . ."
4. "A kinder hearted fellow you seldom ever see . . ."
5. "Out of a job and not making a dime . . ."
6. "It's your misfortune and none of my own . . ."
7. "On a little brown pony he called Chaw . . ."
8. "A group of jolly cowboys discussing plans at ease . . ."
9. "The dirty little coward that shot Mr. Howard . . ."
10. ". . . and I stood there amazed."
11. "And tell of the desperate deeds that he did . . ."
12. "With a $10 horse and a $40 saddle . . ."
13. "I'm off to Montana for to throw the hoolihan . . ."
14. "And dance by the light of the moon . . ."
15. "Where the rattlesnakes hiss and the wind blows free . . ."

Cowboy Songs Sweet Betsy of Pike

BONUS QUESTION: Which of the Old West cowboy songs had these words?

"A tall shanghai rooster and a one spotted hog . . ."

Clue: She was the most sung about lady in the Old West.





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COWBOY SONGS MUSIC QUIZ ANSWERS: 

A. The Old Chisholm Trail (12)
B. Buffalo Girls (14)
C. Jesse James (9)
D. Border Affair (3)
E. Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie (15)
F. Billy the Kid (11)
G. Little Joe the Wrangler (7)
H. Git Along Little Dogies (6)
I. Red River Valley (1)
J. Good-Bye Ol' Paint (13)
K. Sam Bass (4)
L. Home on the Range (10)
M. Strawberry Roan (5)
N. When the Works All Done Next Fall (8)
O. Dreary Black Hills (2)

And the cowboy songs bonus question . . . "a tall shanghai rooster and a one spotted hog . . ." comes from Sweet Betsy From Pike.
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2 comments:

Melody said...

I really enjoyed this post!

Janet Chester Bly said...

Thanks, Melody, for your comment. Appreciated!
Blessings,
Janet Chester Bly