Cowpunchers Sing
Around the Campfire

After a long day's work, the typical cowpuncher wanted to do more than just eat and hit the hay.  Often he would join in a friendly game of cards or perhaps join his pards in amusing themselves with music.  Below are midi versions of songs commonly song in the Old West days, as well as vintage photos of the cowhands who sang them around campfires and in bunkhouses.  Feel free to join in! (For some song lyrics, click on the links on the bottom of this page.)

Lyrics to
The Cowboy's Lament (Streets of Laredo)

Red River Valley Jesse James Home on the Range

Dixie Land and When Johnny Comes Marching Home

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