:: Title :: Git Along, Little Dogies
:: Genre :: cowboy song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Paxton, Tom [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Manhattan, New York City (New York), New York (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Anglo-American, U.S. Pop
:: Session :: Tom Paxton 1961
:: Date :: 1961-1962
:: Reference Information :: T1026.0, Track 9 (00:01:33)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This is an informal recording session. Alan Lomax asks Tom Paxton to sing some of his favorite ballads. Tom talks about his early life and why he has written songs. Alan joins in and contributes a song to the recording. Peter Seeger is present and helping with the recording machine.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - This well-known cowboy song is related to two American strains, a Southern one (via an Irish lullaby) and Northern French trapper song ("whopee, ty, yi, yo"). It was noted down in the journal of Owen Wister: in February, 1893, at Brownwood, Texas. "I have come upon a unique song... and I transcribe it faithfully. Only a cowboy could have produced such an effusion. It has the earmark of entire genuineness." A dogie is a motherless calf.
:: Collection :: Miscellaneous Recordings 1950-1990

 

 

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