Crooked Trail to Holbrook, The

DESCRIPTION: "Come all you hunky punchers that follow the bronco steer, I'll sing to you a verse or two your spirits for to cheer." The singer grumbles about a trip from Globe City (?) to Holbrook, marked by windstorms and stampedes; he's glad to be back home
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (Lomax, Cowboy Songs)
KEYWORDS: cowboy hardtimes travel storm
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Logsdon 10, pp. 70-73, "The Crooked Trail to Holbrook" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AFS2, p. 533, "The Crooked Trail to Holbrook" (1 text)
Tinsley, pp. 54-59, "The Crooked Trail to Holbrook" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #4037
NOTES [52 words]: This is item dB30 in Laws's Appendix II.
The notes in the Digital Tradition list this as a descendent of Laws B10 (either 10a, The Buffalo Skinners, or 10b, Boggy Creek or The Hills of Mexico). The similarity in theme is obvious. But cowboys complained a lot; Laws, Roud, and I all regard them as separate. - RBW
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