Music: Just Folk

Whoopie ti yi yo, Git along, little dogies, It's your misfortune And none of my own.

—Cowboy Song

A gypsy woman first sang the song to Folklorist John A. Lomax in Fort Worth, and in no time he made it one of the most famous cowboy songs in the land. Traveling in a model A Ford, with his young son Alan as an occasional companion, he took the song with him on his far-ranging folk-song safaris in the 1930's, twanged it at campfires and from college platforms. Two decades later in Dublin, carrying...

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