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Cowboy songs are often associated with songs that the cowboys sang at night around the campfire with a lot of yodeling and sometimes accompanied by a guitar, banjo (and perhaps some canned beans). They often tell the tale of a cowboys or outlaws life, especially famous ones like Jesse James or Pecos Bill. Famous cowboy song singers are Hank Snow, Jimmy Driftwood, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Bill Monroe or the Carter Family. Cowboy songs are usually categorized as Bluegrass, Country or Folk. A cowboy (Spanish vaquero) tends cattle and horses on cattle ranches in North and South America. ... A campfire. ... Yodeling (or Yodelling) is a form of singing that involves rapidly switching from the chest voice to the head voice making a high-low-high-low sound. ... The classical guitar typically has 3 nylon and 3 nickel-wound strings. ... The banjo is a stringed instrument, derived from the banjar, a stringed instrument of American origins, sometimes called the gourd banjo. The banjar, in turn was based on the African akonting. Some etymologists derive it from a dialectal pronunciation of bandore, though recent research suggests that it may come from... Look up Can in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Can may refer to: A usually cylindrically shaped object used for storing other materials, especially liquids and foodstuffs. ... This article is on the plant. ... This article is about Jesse James, the outlaw. ... Pecos Bill is a mythical American cowboy, immortalized in numerous tall tales. ... Clarence Eugene Snow (May 9, 1914 – December 20, 1999), better known as Hank Snow, was a country singer. ... James Corbitt Morris (20 June 1907 - July 12, 1998) – better known as Jimmy Driftwood or Jimmie Driftwood – was a prolific United States folk songwriter and musician, most famous for his songs The Battle of New Orleans and Tennessee Stud. ... Doc Watson Merle Watson, c. ... Merle Travis (November 29, 1917 - October 20, 1983) is an American country and western singer, songwriter, and musician. ... Bill Monroe Bill Monroe (September 13, 1911 - September 9, 1996) developed the style of country music known as bluegrass, which takes its name from his band, the Blue Grass Boys, named for his home state of Kentucky. ... Maybelle, A.P. and Sara The Carter Family was a rural country music group that performed and recorded between 1927 and 1943. ... Bluegrass music is considered a form of American roots music with its own roots in the English, Irish and Scottish traditional music of immigrants from the British Isles (particularly the Scots-Irish immigrants of Appalachia), as well as the music of rural African-Americans, jazz, and blues. ... Country music, formerly called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ... Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and of the people. ...


This is a list of famous cowboy songs sorted alphabetically by song title: Poster from the Western Music, directly related to the old English, Scottish, and Irish folk ballads, was originally composed by and about the people settling and working in the American West and western Canada. ...


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Cowboy Songs (222 words)
The songs document the cowboy's Spanish and Mexican roots, the trail drives, the cowtowns and the building of the huge cattle empires in the West.
Cowboys sing of their adventures and of a better life in the hereafter.
Cowboys drive huge herds of cattle to Kansas, Montana and Wyoming, experiencing burning sun, driving rain, freezing snow, lightning strikes, swollen rivers, dry water holes, dust, dangerous and often fatal stampedes.
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