The Cowboy waltz

The Cowboy has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Cowboy
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B4 B2|B4 B2|BA G2 E2|D4 D2|E2 G2 G2|A2 G2 E2|D6|D6|
B2 B2 B2|B4 B2|BA G2 E2|D4 GG|A4 A2|B4 B2|A6|
F2 G2 A2|B3 B B2|B4 B2|BA G2 E2|D4 D2|E2 G2 G2|A2 G2 E2|D6|
D4 D2|D2 E2 F2|G2 A2 B2|d2 c2 A2|E2 F2 G2|B6|B4 A2|G6|G6:|
X: 2
T: The Cowboy
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 d2 e2|: "D"f6|f4 fg|f2 e2 d2|A2 F2 A2|"G"B4 B=c|B2 A2 G2|"D"A4-A B|
A2 d2 e2|f6|f4 fg|f2 e2 d2|A2 F2 A2|"E"B4 e2|e4 f2|"A"e6|A2 d2 e2|
"D"f6|f4 fg|f2 e2 d2|A2 F2 A2|"G"B4 B=c|B2 A2 G2|"D"A4-A B|A6|
d3 c d2|"A"e2 f2 g2|"D"a2 f2 d2|"G"b3 b ag|"D"f6|"A"f4 e2|"D"d6-|d6 :|
|: "D"D2 F2 A2|d4 cd|"G"e2 d2 g2|B4 cB|"A"A2 c2 e2|a4 ab|a2 f2 e2|
"D"f3 d BA|D2 F2 A2|d4 cd|"G"e2 d2 g2|B4 cB|"A"A2 c2 e2|g2 f2 e2|"D"d6-|d6 :||
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The Cowboy Waltz (a.k.a., “Log Cabin Home In The Sky”)

I’m told this tune is called The Cowboy Waltz. I know it from its use as the tune of "Log Cabin Home In The Sky", a cheerful little song by Mike Heron of The Incredible String Band, which featured on their 1968 album "Wee Tam". If any American (or for that matter, any) reader recognises this tune and knows more about it, please give a hoot and leave a message!

i learned this from the new lost city ramblers instrumental album from about 1964. american old time with maybe cajun roots.

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(First crotchet in bar 5 should be E, not D. I’m used to it it at a livelier pace than the midi plays it.)

There is a 3rd part to this…

And didnt Joe Cooley record this?

2 Parts

I mean a 2nd part. Ill see if I can post it soon.

The Cowboy, X:2

And finally, here’s the B. I learned this from Aaron Keim on the baritone uke; he says he also learned it from the New Lost City Ramblers recording. Funny how people hear things differently. The earliest reference I can find to it is the Woody Guthrie recording of it at the Asch Sessions in 1944 (same time that "This Land" was recorded.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ9wexPhUAI

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