The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Ten

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The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Ten (2016) is a double CD compilation of vintage and contemporary recordings of some of the best cowboy poetry. Find more complete information for all ten volumes at CowboyPoetry.com.

Cowboy poetry records the heartbeat of the working West, a tradition—stories of cowboys, ranchers, and Western writers—that spans three centuries. Its enduring popularity is celebrated at today’s cowboy poetry gatherings and at CowboyPoetry.com, a program of the non-profit Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry.

This tenth and final edition of The BAR-D Roundup collects the most popular classic and contemporary poetry tracks from the past volumes, including those from early volumes that are long out of print. You’ll find the authentic voices of National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellows (Buck Ramsey, Wallace McRae, Joel Nelson); of past Texas State Poet Laureate Red Steagall; of classic poets in their own voices (Gail I. Gardner, Robert Service, Charles Badger Clark, Jr.); and of many other men and women, respected poets and reciters who are cowboys, ranchers, and Western writers.

The Center’s Cowboy Poetry Week celebration—recognized by unanimous U.S. Senate resolution—is held each April during National Poetry Month. Each year, The BAR-D Roundup CD and the celebration’s poster (by respected cowboy and artist Gary Morton in 2016) are offered to libraries in the Center’s Rural Library Program. The outreach program is a part of the Center’s commitment to serve rural communities and to preserve and promote our Western heritage.

The CD is dedicated to all those who proudly carry on the ranching tradition.

DISC 1

LOOKING BACK (Bruce Kiskaddon, 1878-1950) from “Looking Backward” Randy Rieman … 0:33
from Where the Ponies Come to Drink (2000); cowboypoetry.com/randyrieman.htm V6

WAITIN’ ON THE DRIVE Larry McWhorter (1957-2003) … 5:49
from The Poetry of Larry McWhorter (2010); jeanprescott.com V5

THE MEDICINE KEEPERS J.B. Allen (1938-2005) …. 1:30
from The Medicine Keepers (1998); cowboypoetry.com/jballen.htm V6

A COWBOYIN’ DAY Gary McMahan … 6:42
from A Cowboyin’ Day (1992); singingcowboy.com  V7

COWBOY COUNT YER BLESSINGS (Larry McWhorter, 1947-2003) Larry McWhorter and Waddie Mitchell … 3:15
from The Poetry of Larry McWhorter (2010); Prescott Music, PO Box 194, Ovalo, TX 79541, jeanprescott.comwaddiemitchell.com V6

COWBOY POETRY IN MOTION Paul Bliss … 2:53
from Pure Bliss (2013); cowboypoetry.com/paulbliss.htm V9

THE BREAKER IN THE PEN Joel Nelson … 5:37
from The Breaker in the Pen (2000); cowboypoetry.com/joelnelson.htm V2

SADDLIN’ UP TIME (Andy Wilkinson) Jerry A. Brooks … 2:43
from Shoulder to Shoulder (2010);  cowboypoetry.com/brooksie.htm V7

THE HORSE TRADE Sunny Hancock (1931-2003) … 4:54
from Sunny (2005); cowboypoetry.com/sunnyhancock.htm V2

HOSSES vs. HORSES (S. Omar Barker, 1894-1985) Paul Zarzyski … 2:04
from Spurrin’ the Words (2005); montana.edu; paulzarzyski.com V2

MY FATHER’S HORSES DW Groethe … 1:56
courtesy of the Western Folklife Center, recorded at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering (2007), westernfolklife.org;cowboypoetry.com/dwgroethe.htm

WHERE THE PONIES COME TO DRINK (Henry Herbert Knibbs, 1874-1945) Randy Rieman … 2:38
from Where the Ponies Come to Drink (2000); cowboypoetry.com/randyrieman.htm V3

FORGOTTEN (Bruce Kiskaddon, 1878-1950) Jesse Smith … 1:29
recorded for The BAR-D Roundup (2011); V6

OF HORSES AND MEN Jay Snider … 1:32
from Of Horses and Men (2006); jaysnider.net V4

A COWBOY SEASON Jo Lynne Kirkwood … 5:20
recorded for The BAR-D Roundup (2007); jokirkwood.com V2

THE CONVERSATION Ken Cook … 2:14
from Cowboys Are Like That (2009); kencookcowboypoet.com V4

BORN TO THIS LAND Red Steagall … 2:58
recorded for The BAR-D Roundup (2006); redsteagall.com V1

DAD WAS LIKE A COLT Virginia Bennett … 0:31
from Canyon of the Forgotten (1998); cowboypoetry.com/vibennett.htm V1

HORSESHOES AND HEAVEN Kent Rollins … 2:55
from Kent Rollins: Live in Branson (2006); kentrollins.com V2

THE OLD CROCKETT SPURS Andy Nelson … 1:02
recorded for The BAR-D Roundup (2008); cowpokepoet.com V3

THE GOOD OLD COWBOY DAYS (Luther A. Lawhon 1861-1922) Jay Snider … 4:25
recorded for The BAR-D Roundup (2008); jaysnider.net V3

TO BE A TOP HAND Georgie Sicking … 1:18
from To Be a Top Hand (2007); cowboypoetry.com/sicking.htm V3

HEADIN’ OUT Diane Tribitt … 1:32
recorded for The BAR-D Roundup (2010); cowboypoetry.com/dianetribitt.htm V5

ADVICE Deanna Dickinson McCall … 1:00
from Hot Iron (2005); deannadickinsonmccall.com V3

BONES Doris Daley … 0:56
from Good for What Ails You (2006); dorisdaley.com V3

PAYIN’ ATTENTION Carole Jarvis … 2:29
recorded for The BAR-D Roundup (2012); cowboypoetry.com/carolejarvis.htm V7

HE TALKED ABOUT MONTANA Elizabeth Ebert … 3:00
from Live from Thunderhawk (2002); cowboypoetry.com/elizabethebert.htm  V2

MICHAEL BIA Chris Isaacs … 1:30
from Most Requested Poems (2001); chrisisaacs.com  V5

DEATH OF THE LAST COWHAND Linda M. Hasselstrom … 2:52
from Bitter Creek Junction (2000); windbreakhouse.com V6

DISC TWO

THE MEN WHO RIDE NO MORE Joel Nelson … 3:26
from The Breaker in the Pen (1999); cowboypoetry.com/joelnelson V4

FOUR LITTLE WORDS Jay Snider … 2:52
from Cowboyin’, Horses, and Friends (2000); jaysnider.net  V7

ALONE (Bruce Kiskaddon, 1878-1950) Trey Allen … 1:01
from Cowpoke (2002); trey-allen-amigos.com  V1

ANTHEM Buck Ramsey … 4:33
from Buck Ramsey’s Grass (2005); Texas Tech University Press, www.ttupress.org; www.cowboypoetry.com/buckramsey1.htm V1

I’D LIKE TO BE IN TEXAS (traditional) J.B. Allen (1938-2005) … 2:34
courtesy of the Western Folklife Center, recorded at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering (1993), westernfolklife.org;cowboypoetry.com/jballen.htm V4

WHEN THEY’VE FINISHED SHIPPING CATTLE IN THE FALL (Bruce Kiskaddon, 1878-1950) Randy Rieman … 5:07
from Old Favorites (2003); cowboypoetry.com/randyrieman.htm V2

THE SIERRY PETES (or, TYING KNOTS IN THE DEVIL’S TAIL) Gail I. Gardner (1892-1988) … 3:45
from a family recording (1986); cowboypoetry.com/gardner.htm V4

REINCARNATION Wallace McRae ….1:54
courtesy of the Western Folklife Center, recorded at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering (2012), westernfolklife.org;
cowboypoetry.com/mcrae.htm V7

YEP Rod Nichols (1942-2007) … 1:46
from Yep, A Little Bit More of Texas (2003); cowboypoetry.com/rn.htm  V1

COWBOY BANKER Pat Richardson (1935-2016) … 1:24
from B. Y. O. S. (Bring Your Own Sheep) (2002); cowboypoetry.com/patrichardson.htm V1

WHAT WOULD MARTHA DO? Yvonne Hollenbeck … 2:31
from Where the Buffalo Rhyme (2003); yvonnehollenbeck.com V1

COWBOY LAUNDRY Rodney Nelson … 3:20
from Where the Buffalo Rhyme (2003); cowboypoetry.com/rodneynelson.htm V4

YOO-HOO Jane Morton … 2:45
from Turning to Face the Wind (2004); cowboypoetry.com/janemorton.htm  V1

TOMBOY Dee Strickland Johnson (“Buckshot Dot”) … 2:32
from Cowman’s Wife (1996); buckshotdot.com V5

MAGGIE (Wallace McRae) Brigid Reedy … 0:21
recorded for The BAR-D Roundup (2014); brigidreedy.com V9

PST the III (DW Groethe) Linda Kirkpatrick … 1:51
recorded for The BAR-D Roundup (2014); lindakirkpatrick.net V9

SOME COWBOY BRAG TALK (traditional) Harry Jackson (1924-2011) …. 1:35
from The Cowboy: His Songs, Ballads, and Brag Talk, FW05723, courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways © 1959. Used by permission,folkways.si.edu; harryjacksonstudios.com V5

THE LEGEND OF BOASTFUL BILL (Charles Badger Clark, Jr. 1883-1957) Jerry A. Brooks … 3:44
recorded by Hal Cannon and Taki Telonidis (2009), courtesy of the Western Folklife Center, westernfolklife.org;cowboypoetry.com/brooksie.htm  V5

BIGFOOT Pat Richardson (1935-2016) … 3:14
from Pat Richardson Strikes Again (2007); cowboypoetry.com/patrichardson.htm V3

BILL’S IN TROUBLE (James Barton Adams 1843-1918) Hal Swift … 1:55
recorded for The BAR-D Roundup (2008); cowboypoetry.com/halswift.htm V3

THE CREMATION OF SAM McGEE Robert Service (1874-1958) … 9:27
from Robert Service in Person (2004), Norlynn Audio Visual Services, reason-for-hope.com V3

CATTLEMAN’S PRAYER (traditional) Dick Morton … 1:32
from Cowboy Classics (2006); cowboypoetry.com/dickmorton.htm  V4

A COWBOY’S PRAYER Charles Badger Clark, Jr. (1883-1957) … 1:36
from Dakota Voices (1956) courtesy of the Badger Clark Memorial Society; badgerclark.org  V5

HAIL AND FAREWELL (Delia Gist Gardner, 1900-1990) Gail Steiger … 2:11
from The Romance of Western Life (2007); gailsteigermusic.com V2

HOME ON THE RANGE (Brewster Higley, 1823-1911) James Richardson … 2:26
recorded by Ruby T. and John Avery Lomax (1939); courtesy of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress,loc.gov/item/lomaxbib000482 V9

CENTER FOR WESTERN AND COWBOY POETRY RADIO PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT (PSA) … 0:30
by Baxter Black, top cowboy poet and philosopher (recorded 2009), www.baxterblack.com V4

CowboyPoetry.com includes most of these poems and more information about the poems and poets.

All rights are reserved by the artists and owners of the included tracks.

The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Nine is produced by the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry with generous  funding support from Laura and Edmund Wattis Littlefield, Jr., Margaret T. Morris Foundation, and sustaining donors.

Special thanks to Bette Ramsey; the estate of S. Omar Barker; Margaret Allen; Andrea McWhorter Waitley; Jean Prescott; the Gardner and Steiger families; Judith Nichols; Jeff Hancock; Steve Green and the Western Folklife Center; Todd Kesner and Montana 4-H Center; the late Jessie Sundstrom; Stuart Spani; Matthew Jackson; Smithsonian Folkways Recordings; Todd Harvey and the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress; Andy Wilkinson and Texas Tech University Press; Walter Workman; Sylvia and Joel Nelson; Totsie Slover; Jarle Kvale; Francie Ganje; Charley Engel, Waynetta Ausmus, Graham Lees; Alf Bilton; Chris Waddell; Jim Nelson; Andy Nelson, engineer and co-producer (with Margo Metegrano); and all of the poets, reciters, families, publishers, and organizations for poetry and permissions.

 

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