ABOUT THIS BOOK
"One of the finest works to come out in recent years on cowboy songs,
in addition to being the first good collection of the cowboy's bawdy material.
. . . A must for anyone who is a student of cowboy music--or anyone who
just likes the sound of dirty subject matter rhyming." -- Hal Cannon,
Journal of Country Music
"A brave and honest step toward increasing our understanding of
what cowboys really sing." -- Bob Bovee, Old Time Herald
"A thorough piece of scholarship and collectanea and a valuable,
welcome addition to cowboy song literature." -- Keith Cunningham,
"Logsdon has written the book with a scholar's attention to detail.
But what shows through the scholarship is the collector's enthusiasm for
the material. . . . A superb job in a difficult area." -- Angus Kress
Gillespie, Journal of American History
"A major contribution to the folklore and popular culture, history,
and social psychology of American cowboy culture." -- Kenneth S.
Goldstein, former president, American Folklore Society