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By Roger L. Welsch

Folklore tells us anything approximately virtually each element of the lifetime of the folks. This wealthy and wonderful selection of Nebraska pioneer folklore, taken principally from the Nebraska Folklore Pamphlets issued by way of the Federal Writers' venture within the Thirties, is meant initially for the overall reader, for the folk whose history it is. Songs of path and prairie and of the Farmers' Alliance, white man's yarns and Indian stories, pioneer Nebraska people customs, sayings, proverbs, ideals, kid's video games, cooking, and cures—these "wondrously enjoyable kaleidoscopic reflections of the folk and setting that have been inspirations of the vintage literature of Mari Sandoz and Willa Cather—to identify two—could be a version for Americana creditors in different states to emulate. . . . A treasury indeed."—King beneficial properties Syndicate "Parade of Books."

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For they, like the cows that are locoed, stampede at the sight of a hand, Are dragged with a rope to the roundup, or get marked with some crooked man's brand. (Refrain) And I'm scared that I'll be a stray yearlinga maverick, un- branded on high And get cut in the bunch with the "rusties" when the Boss of the Riders goes by. For they tell of another big owner who's ne'er overstocked, so they say, But who always makes room for the sinner who drifts from the straight, narrow way. (Refrain) The Cowboy's Lament Also known as "Streets of Laredo" and "The Dying Cowboy," this famous song is related to "The Unfortunate Rake," an eighteenth-century English ballad; "The Bad Girl's Lament,'' a variant most often found in the southern Appalachians; andsurprisingly"Saint James's Infirmary," which belongs to the deep south.

Take this old hen-skin bedding, Too thin to keep me warm. I nearly freeze to death, my boys, Whenever there's a storm. Page 29 And take this old tarpoleon, Too thin to shield my frame. I got it in Nebraska A-dealin' a monte game. Now to win these fancy leggins, I'll have enough to do; They cost me twenty dollars The day that they were new.  T. I've worked down in Nebraska Where the grass grows ten feet high, And the cattle are such rustlers That they seldom ever die. I've worked up in the sandhills And down upon the Platte, Where the cowboys are good hombres They'll never leave you flat.

Sometimes one would make a break, Across the prairie he would take, As if running for a stake It seemed to them but play; Sometimes I could not head them at all, Sometimes my horse would catch a fall And I'd shoot like a cannon ball Till the earth came in my way! They saddled me up an old gray hack With two set-fasts on his back. They padded him down with a gunny sack And used my bedding all. Page 24 When I got on, he quit the ground, Went up in the air and turned around, And I came down and busted the ground I got one hell of a fall.

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