Don Edwards – Saddle Songs: A Cowboy Songbag – Book


Perfect for your saddlebags or coffee table. 8 1/2″ x 11″ softback, 208 pages,with over 50 photographs, and illustrations by Bob Moline and Walt LaRue. The book includes lyrics, music transcription, and tablature.  This is a collection of great western classics.


“The songs contained in this book are songs I’ve spent some forty years singing, playing, collecting and hopefully in some way, preserving. From cow camps to trail towns to the music halls of the world, most of these songs have been sung and played by countless cowboy troubadours for over a century and a half and are as good today as they were then. In this humble collection you’ll find classic old-time cowboy songs, some by famous cowboy writers and even a few I wrote myself.

Seventy-two of my favorite saddle songs and stories with words and music presented in singable, simple arrangements so that everybody can play and sing’em. Share ’em with your friends, pass ’em on to your children, grandchildren and anybody else you can think of ….” – Don Edwards

Table of Contents

Songs in the Book

  • A Bad Half Hour
  • Ballad Of Jack Thorp,The
  • Barbara Allen
  • Brazos, The
  • By the Silvery Rio Grande
  • Campfire Has Gone Out, The
  • Chant of the Night Songs
  • Chopo
  • Christmas Trail, The
  • Colorado Trail, The
  • Cowboy Jack
  • Cowboy Love Song
  • Cowtown Blues (story)
  • Cowtown Blues (song)
  • Poem: In Without Knocking
  • Cow Trail Blues
  • Cryin’ For Daylight
  • Cyclone Blues
  • Diamond Joe
  • Doney Gal
  • Dying Cowboy of Rimrock Ranch, The
  • Fair Lady of the Plains
  • Following The Cow Trail
  • Git Along Little Dogies
  • Glory Trail, The
  • Gone To Texas
  • Good-bye Old Paint
  • Green Grow the Lilacs
  • Gypsy Davey
  • Habit, The
  • Hard Times (story)
  • Hard Times (song)
  • Poem: Don
  • I’d Like To Be In Texas
  • I’m Going To Leave Old Texas Now
  • I Wanted To Die In The Desert
  • Jack O’ Diamonds
  • Little Joe, The Wrangler
  • Little Joe, The Wrangler’s Sister Nell
  • Long Road West, The
  • ‘Longside The Santa Fe Trail
  • Long Trail Blues
  • Make Me A Cowboy Again For A Day
  • Minstrel of the Range
  • Miss Aledo
  • Mormon Cowboy, The
  • Ogallaly Song, The
  • Old Cowboy, The
  • Poem: Meditation
  • Old Cow Man, The (story)
  • Old Cow Man, The (song)
  • Patonio, Pride of the Plains
  • Pecos River Queen, The
  • Pecos Stream, The
  • Poor Lonesome Cowboy
  • Railroad Corral, The
  • Ramblin’ Cowboy
  • Rancher Feeds Us All, The
  • Red River Valley
  • Ridge Runnign Roan, The
  • Ridin’
  • Root Hog Or Die
  • Rounded Up In Glory (story)
  • Rounded Up In Glory (song)
  • Poem: A Cowboy’s Prayer
  • Saddle Tramp
  • Sam Bass
  • Sierry Petes
  • Stompede!
  • Strawberry Roan, The
  • Tom Sherman’s Barroom
  • Trusty Lariat
  • Utah Carroll
  • Wandering Cowboy, The
  • West of Yesterday
  • West Texas Blues
  • When The Work’s All Done This Fall
  • When You And I Were Young Maggie
  • Windy Bill
  • Zebra Dun, The

Additional information

Weight 2.0 oz
Dimensions 14 × 10 × 3 in

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