"The Whorehouse Bells Were Ringing" and Other Songs Cowboys Sing
edited by Guy Logsdon
compiled by Guy Logsdon
University of Illinois Press, 1995
Paper: 978-0-252-06488-3 | Cloth: 978-0-252-01583-0
Library of Congress Classification M1629.W59 1989

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Think cowboys croon lullabies to cattle at night? Not exactly. Whether 'round the campfire or in the barroom, cowboys love a lusty chorus of the kinds of songs their mothers never taught them. Guy Logsdon painstakingly sought out, listened to, and recorded the bawdy songs of America's real working cowboys. Honest and hilarious songs ranging from "Little Joe, the Wrangler" to "Boring for Oil" and "Old Man's Lament" reveal an affection for humor--sometimes crude, sometimes clever--as well as an affable warts-and-all view of human nature.

Winner of the Westerners International Co-Founders Awards of the Western History Association, 1990.

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