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Gaines, Newton. "Some characteristics of cowboy songs." Foller de Drinkin' Gou'd. (Texas Folk Lore Society) 7: 145-154, 1928.
"The gambler's ballad." Wild West Weekly. 108(4): 123, February 6, 1937.
Gannon, Clell Goebel. Songs of the Bunch-Grass Acres. Boston, MA: Richard D. Badger, 1924. 96 p.
* Ganson, Eve. Desert mavericks: caught and branded, or, who's who on the desert / Eve Ganson. Santa Barbara, CA: Wallace Hebberd, 1928. 54 p.
* Ganson, E. Horn, thorn, tooth and claw: who's who on the Arizona desert. Rhymes and caricatures by E. Ganson. Los Angeles, CA: Times-Mirror Printing and Binding House, 1928. 62 p.
* Gantz, William H.H."Mountain range." Ideals (Milwaukee). 8(4): [63-64], August 1951.
* Gard, Robert E. Johnny Chinook: tall tales and true from the Canadian West / Robert E. Gard. New York; Toronto, ON: Longmans, Green and Co., 1945. Illustrated by Walter Phillips. 360 p.
See "Bard o' the North" p.318-323, which includes two poems: [Boom at Waterhole], supposedly by John Sweeney, p.320-322; as well as an anonymous poem "Mackenzie, here we come! or, Look what you did, Alexander!" p.341-342, from the Peace River Record, Oct. 30, 1942.
* Gard, Wayne. The Chisholm trail. With drawings by Nick Eggenhoffer. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1988, c1954. 9th printing. 296 p.
See: ch.15, "Songs of the punchers" p.242-250
* Gard, Wayne. "A song of the range." Persimmon Hill. 2(2) : 16-19, . On the 1934-1935 copyright battle for "Home on the range," and the original 1897 poem written by Breweter Higley, set to music by Daniel E. Kelley.
Gardner, Gail I. (1892- ) Orejana bull for cowboys only / Gail I. Gardner. Wickenburg, AZ: Desert Caballeros, c1935.
Gardner, Gail I. Orejana bull for cowboys only / Gail I. Gardner. Prescott, AZ: G.I. Gardner, 1976, c1935.
* Gardner, Gail I. Orejana bull for cowboys only / Gail I. Gardner. 7th ed. Prescott, AZ: Sharlot Hall Museum Press, 1987, 1963, c1935. 31 p.
"He never had no
time for women,
So bashful and so shy was he,
Besides he knowed that they were poison,
And so he always let them be."
Gardner, Gail I. "The Sierry Petes" Wild West Weekly. 71(4): 133, November 5, 1932. On "Tying the knots in the devil's tail."
Gardner, Gail I. "The Sierry Petes (or, tying the knots in the devil's tail)." Sing Out! August-September 1967, p.7-9.
Vengeance Valley / by Luke Short.
New York: Bantam Books, 1951, c1950, c1949. 154p. No.911
Gardner, Gail I; Williams, James Robert (1888-1957). Orejana bull: for cowboys only / Gail I. Gardner and James Robert Williams. Phoenix, AZ: Messenger Printing, 1950, c1935.
* Gardner, Mark L. "Hunting ballads: Cowboy Jack Thorp hits trail in search of tunes." New Mexico magazine 82(3): 76-79, March 2004.
In 1908 Jack Thorp published his first book of cowboy songs, published by P.A. Speckman of the News Print Shop, Estancia, New Mexico. He wrote the song "Little Joe the Wrangler," but did not get credit for this until much later. Gardner includes two verses of "Dodgin' Joe."
Garrison, Theodore. "Forty-five folk songs, collected from Searcy County, Arkansas" / Theodore Garrison. M.A. thesis, University of Arkansas, 1944.
* Gaston, Edwin W. Eugene Manlove Rhodes: cowboy chronicler / Edwin W. Gaston. Austin, TX: Steck-Vaughn Co., 1967. 44 p. (Southwest writers series, n.11)
Gates, Susa Young. "How Utah's pioneers carried music across the Rockies." Musical America. November 20, 1915, np.
Gaviani, Frank. Hill billy, cowboy and standard songs / Frank Gaviani. New York: np, 1935.
Gentile, Karlana; Staley, Eric. Boone County fare: a Missouri anthology / Karlana Gentile and Eric Staley. Columbia, MO: Singing Wind Press, 1975.
Gentry, Linnell. A history and encyclopedia of country, western, and gospel music / Linnell Gentry. St. Clair Shores, MI: Scholarly Press, 1972, [c1961]. 380 p.
Gentry, Linnell. A history and encyclopedia of country, western, and gospel music / Linnell Gentry. 2nd ed. Nashville, TN: Clairmont Press, 1969.
Utah Blaine / by Jim Mayo.
New York: Ace Books, 1954, c1951. 165 p. No.D-48
(Ace Double Novel Books)
George, Don. "The yellow rose of Texas." New York: Planetary Music, 1955.
* George-Warren, Holly. Public cowboy no.1: a life and times of Gene Autry / Holly George-Warren. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. 406 p.
* George-Warren, Holly; Freedman, Michelle. How the West was worn / Holly George-Warren and Michelle Freedman. Introduction by James H. Nottage, foreword by Marty Stuart. New York: Harry N. Abrams, in association with Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Los Angeles, 2001. 239 p.
See "Clothes horses: the singing-cowboy style of Gene Autry and Roy Rogers," p.72-85; "From Vaudeville to Nashville: Country and Western costuming," p.102-121.
German, George. Cowboy campfire ballads / George German. Yankton, SD: G. German, 1929.
German, George. Cowboy campfire ballads / George German. 2nd ed. Yankton, SD: G. German, 1932.
* "Ghost song." El Palacio (Santa Fe, NM). 33(9/10): 99, August 31- September 7, 1932. Included in "Camp historian's report."
Gibble, Kenneth L. Mr. Songman: the Slim Whitman story / Kenneth L. Gibble. Elgin, IL: Brethren Press, 1982.
* Gibbon, John Murray. Northland songs / John Murray Gibbon. No.1. Toronto, ON: Gordon V. Thompson. 1936. 23 p.
* Gibbon, John Murray. Northland songs / John Murray Gibbon. No.1. Arranged for piano by Harold Eustace Key, with guitar chords. Toronto, ON: Gordon V. Thompson. 1936. 48 p.
* Gibbs, Linda Jones. Escape to reality: the western world of Maynard Dixon / Linda Jones Gibbs. With an essay by Deborah Brown Rasiel. Provo, UT: M. Seth and Maurine D. Horne Center for the Study of Art, Brigham Young University Museum of Art, 2000. 185 p.
* Gibson, Ostorius. Pine cones and cactus blooms / Ostorius Gibson. Topeka, KS: Crane and Co., 1922. 101 p. "A volume of original verse."
"Part of the work was done amid the pines at, and near, Flagstaff , and the remainder in southern Arizona, whence the title"-- Preface.
Gilbert, Douglas. Lost chords: the diverting story of American popular songs / Douglas Gilbert. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1942.
* Gilfillian, A.W. "Something funny." Ferndale Enterprise, November 23, 1894. Reprinted in Peter E. Palmquist "The pioneers: landscape and studio." see p.15-16,20, fn.35. In Capturing light: masterpieces of California photography, 1850 to the present. Oakland, CA: Oakland Museum of California in association with W.W. Norton and Company, 2001.
Poem on rivalry between photographers and their competition.
Gillis, Everett A. (1914- ). Angles of the wind / Everett A. Gillis. Dallas, TX: Kaleidograph Press, . 78 p.
Gillis, Everett A. "Literary origin of some western ballads." Western Folklore. 13: 101-106, 1954.
* Gillis, Everett A. Sunrise in Texas / Everett A. Gillis; illustrated by Joseph B. Grigg. [San Antonio, TX: Everett Gillis], 1949. 14 p.
Contents: "Men who made Texas," "Parson John," "Sam Houston," "G.T.T. [Gone to Texas]," "Ballad of Bigfoot Wallace," "Davy Crockett," "Cattle drive," and "Bowie." From the library of Omar Barker, includes his bookplate and signed by Everett A. Gillis.
Riders of the Night / by Eugene Cunningham.
New York: Bantam Books, 1947, c1932. 212 p. No.113
Gillis, Everett A. Who can retreat? / Everett A. Gillis. West Los Angeles, CA: Wagon & Star, 1944.  p.
* Gioia, Ted. "The big roundup: John Lomax roamed the West, collecting classic songs from the cowboy era." American Scholar. 74(2): 101-111, Spring 2005. This article is a great start for anyone interested in the early years, with some illustrations provided by Alan Miller.
"Although Thorp's Songs of the Cowboys predated Lomax's publication by two years, he was neither the first to research nor the first to publish cowboy songs. Even if we exclude publication in newspapers and circulation on printed single sheets (known as broadsides), precedence goes to Clark Stanley, whose 1897 pamphlet, Life and Adventures of the American Cow-Boy, included some cowboy songs." p.107
Gish, Robert F. Nueva granada: Paul Horgan and the southwest / Robert F. Gish. College Station, TX: Texas A & M Press, 1995.
* Glanz, Dawn. How the West was drawn: American art and the settling of the frontier / Dawn Glanz. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Research Press, 1982, c1972.
Includes selections from Byron's Canto VIII of Don Juan (a reference to Daniel Boone, stanzas LXI-LXII), p.10; William Cullen Bryant's A forest hymn, (1825) p.13; Walt Whitman's "Song of myself," p.39; a poem by Eugene Lies, published in United States Magazine and Democratic Review (v.24, January-June 1849, p.43), p.58; and J. Barber's "The white steed of the prairie," (United States Magazine and Democratic Review, v.12, April 1839, p.367), p.92-93.
Glass, Paul; Singer, Louis C. Songs of the west / Paul Glass and Louis C. Singer. New York: Grossett & Dunlap, 1966.
* Glassie, Henry; Ives, Edward D.; Szwed, John F. Folksongs and their makers / Henry Glassie, Edward D. Ives, and John F. Szwed. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1979?. 170 p. See: footnote n.23.
* Glazner, Gary Mex. "The poets' page; bards evoke magic of the Southwest." New Mexico Magazine. 80(10): 44-48, October 2002.
Covers the magazine's poetry coverage for the years 1923-1976. Included are references to J. Berg Esenwein, Catherine Stetson, Spud Johnson, S. Omar Barker, Witter Bynner, K.D. Stoes, and Fred Lambert.
* Gleason, Harold Willard. "Gun fighter." Lariat: Story Magazine. 2(8): 112, August 1926.
* Goertzen, Chris. "Gideon Lincecum, ‘Killie Krankie,' and fiddling in early Texas." p.111-133. In Between the cracks of history : essays on teaching and illustrating folklore / Francis Edward Abernethy, editor ; Carolyn Fiedler Satterwhite, assistant editor ; illustrations by Cynthia Fisher. Denton, TX : University of North Texas Press, 1997.
On the life of Texan fiddler Gideon Lincecum (1793-1874).
The gold rush song book. Compiled by Eleanora Black and Sidney Robertson Cowell. San Francisco, CA: Colt Press, 1940.
* Golden harvest: the Poetry Society of Colorado, 1921 to 1971. Edited by Henry W. Hough. Boulder, CO: Pruett Publishing, 1971. 245 p.
* The golden stallion: an anthology of poems concerning the southwest and written by representative southwestern poets. Edited by D. Maitland Bushby. Dallas, TX: Southwest Press, 1930. 152 p.
See: Mary Austin, S.O. Barker, Witter Bynner
Danger Trail / by Max Brand.
Montreal, QC: Pocket Books of Canada, 1952, c1940, c1933. 230 p. No.848 (Second printing)
Cover illustration by Stanley Borack
Goldstein, Kenneth S. "Bowdlerization and expurgation: academic and folk". Journal of America Folklore. 80: 374-386, 1967. Discussion of G. Legman Horn book, 1964.
* A good tale and a bonnie tune. Edited by Mody C. Boatright, Wilson M. Hudson and Allen Maxwell. Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University Press; Austin, TX: Texas Folklore Society, 1964. 274 p. (Texas Folklore Society publication no.32) See: “The Texas Rangers in Aberdeenshire,” by Kenneth S. Goldstein, p.188-198; ”Folksong and folksong scholarship: changing approaches and attitudes,” p.199-268.
Goodier, Sunny. "California Joe." Western Folklore. 30: 133- 137, 1971.
Goodwin, Mary; Goodwin, William. An Arizona home / Music by Mary Goodwin, lyrics by William Goodwin. St. Louis, MO: Balmer & Weber Music House, 1904.
Goodwyn, Frank (1911- ). Behind the scenes : a book of emotions / Frank Goodwyn. Boston, MA: Christopher Pub. House, c1935. 83 p.
Goodwyn, Frank. Poems about the West / by Frank Goodwyn ; illustrated by William Loechel. Washington, DC: Potomac Corral, The Westerners, 1975, c1976. 42 p. (The Great western series, no. 13)
Goodwyn, Frank. Voices of free man / Frank Goodwyn. np nd
Gordon, Dudley C. "Charles F. Lummis: pioneer American folklorist." Western Folklore. 28: 175-181, 1969.
Gordon, Robert W. "Old songs that men have sung." Adventure Magazine. 43(2): 191-192, October 20, 1923. Column in magazine for years 1923-29.
Rustler of the Owlhorns / by Jim O'Mara.
Toronto, ON: Popular Library, 1953, c1952. 191 p. No.518
Cover illustration by Stanley Borack
* Gordon, Robert Winslow. Folk-songs of America / Robert Winslow Gordon. New York: National Service Bureau, 1938. 110 p.
See: "Cowboy songs" p.101-109. Reprint from The New York Times Magazine. January 22, 1928. Series ran from January 2, 1927 - January 22, 1928.
Gordon, Robert Winslow. "Folk-songs of America: cowboy songs." The New York Times Magazine. November 27, 1927.
Gordon, Robert Winslow. "Folk-songs of America: outlaw ballads." The New York Times Magazine, June 5, 1927.
Gough, Lysius. Spurs jingles and saddle songs: rhymes and miscellany of cow camp and cattle trails in the early eighties / Lysius Gough. Amarillo, TX: Russell Stationery Co., 1935. 100 p.
Gough, Lysius. Western travels and other rhymes / Lysius Gough. Dallas, TX: A.D. Aldridge, 1886.
Goulart, Ron. A popular history of the pulp magazine / Ron Goulart. New York: Ace Books, 1975.
Grace, Hybernia. "Larry Chrittenden and West Texas." West Texas Historical Association Yearbook. 13: 3-8, 1937.
Graham, Philip. Early Texas verse / Philip Graham. Austin, TX: Steck, 1936.
Avenger from Nowhere / by William E. Vance.
New York: Ace Books, 1953. 162 p. No.D-28
(Ace Double Novel Books)
Graham, Philip. Life and poems of Mirabeau B. Lamar / Philip Graham. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1938.
* Graham, Stephen. Tramping with a poet in the Rockies / Stephen Graham ; illustrated by Vernon Hill. London: Macmillan and Co., 1922. 279 p.
On a trip with Vachel Lindsay to the Canadian Rocky Mountains, included are many poems, probably by Lindsay.
Grant, George Paul. "The poetic development of John G. Neihardt" / George Paul Grant. PhD dissertation. University of Pittsburgh, 1958.
Grant, Phil Stringham. "The songs of the 'Forty-niners': a collection and survey" / Phil Stringham Grant. Master's thesis, University of California, Berkeley, 1924.
* Grass, John. My scrap book: compiled from selections made from the time I was only 20 years of age / John Grass. Denver, CO: John Grass, 1929. 135 p.
See "On the Brazos" p.75-76; "An echo of roaring camp" p.85.
* Gray, Edward McQueen. Alamo and other verses / Edward McQueen Gray. London: A and F Denny, 1898. (Published by Edward McQueen Gray, Croftonhill Ranch, Florence, NM.) 165 p. Tipped in letter signed by Gray.
* Green, Archie. "Commercial music graphics: number twenty- eight." JEMF Quarterly. 10: 19-22, 1974. Reprint of Andrew Jenkins poem "Billie the Kid", 1927
* Green, Archie. "Commercial music graphics: number twenty-nine." JEMF Quarterly. 10: 62-67, 1974. Reprint of Gene Autry poster material.
Green, Archie. "Dobie's cowboy friends." JEMF Quarterly. 12(41): 21-29, Spring 1976.
Violence at Sundown / by Frank O'Rourke.
New York: Ballantine Books, 1957, 1955, c1953. 184 p. No.213 (Second printing)
* Green, Archie. "Early country music journals." JEMF Quarterly. 16(58): 140-146, Fall 1980. Country song roundup
Green, Archie. "Hillbilly music: source and symbol." Journal of American Folklore. 78: 204-228, 1965.
Green, Archie. "The Library of Congress's cowboy exhibit." JEMF Quarterly. 19: 85-102, 1983.
Green, Archie. "Midnight and other cowboys." JEMF Quarterly. 11(39): 137-152, Autumn 1975.
Green, Ben K. The color of horses / Ben K. Green. Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Press, 1974.
Green, Douglas B. Country roots: the origins of country music / Douglas B. Green. Foreword by Merle Travis. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1976. 238 p. Discography p.215-220.
See: chapter 5 "Singing cowboys: 'Back in the saddle again'." p.87-108.
* Green, Douglas B. "Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage." Journal of Country Music. 6(1): 28-31, Spring 1975.
* Green, Douglas B. "The singing cowboy: an American dream." Journal of Country Music. 7(2): 4-61, May 1978.
Green, Douglas B. Singing in the saddle: the history of the singing cowboy / Douglas B. Green. [?]: Country Music Foundation Press; Vanderbilt University Press, 2002.
Slick on the Draw / by Tom West.
New York: Ace Books, 1958. 132 p. No.D-328
(Ace Double Novel Books)
Greene, Daniel W. "'Fiddle and I': the story of Franz Rickaby." Journal of American Folklore. 81: 316-336, 1968.
Greenhood, David. Poems, et cetera / David Greenhood. San Francisco, CA: Helen and Bruce Gentry, 1934. [32 p.]
See: "Five o'clock near Lamy," p.
* Greenleaf, Lawrence N. King Sham, and other atrocities in verse; including a humorous history of the Pike's Peak excitement. New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1868. 139 p.
* Greer, Hilton R. Ten and twenty Aprils / Hilton R. Greer. Dallas, TX: Tardy, 1935.
* Greer, Hilton Ross. Voices of the southwest: a book of Texan verse / Hilton R. Greer. New York: Macmillan, 1923. 207 p.
Gregson, Peggy Maurine. Western poetry. Illustrated by Fred Edwards and Eddie G. Flores San Angelo, TX: Educator Books, 1969. 50 p.
Griffin, Richard. Bug house poetry: the complete works of Richard Griffin. Enlarged and Revised. ?: Richard Griffin, 1922, c1913.
Griffis, Ken. Hear my song: the story of the celebrated Sons of the Pioneers / Ken Griffis. Los Angeles, CA: John Edwards Memorial Foundation (JEMF), 1974.
Griffis, Ken. Hear my song: the story of the celebrated Sons of the Pioneers. Illustrated by Robert B. Wagoner. Camarillo, CA: Norken, 1977. 188 p.
Gunsmoke Kingdom / by Paul Evan.
New York: Ace Books, 1953. 156 p. No.D-28
(Ace Double Novel Books)
* Griffis, Ken. "The Hugh Farr story." JEMF Quarterly. 7: 68-71, 1971. On "Sons of the Pioneers."
Griffis, Ken. "I've got so many millions in years: the story of Stuart Hamblen." JEMF Quarterly. 14(49): 4-12, Spring 1978. Includes compositions by Hamblen and discography, p.13-22.
* Griffis, Ken. "The Ken Maynard story." JEMF Quarterly. 9(30): 67-69, 1973.
Griffis, Ken. "The Tex Williams story." JEMF Quarterly. 15(53): 5-19, Spring 1979. Includes discography, p.10-19.
Griffis, Nolan. "Reflections on Bob Nolan." JEMF Quarterly. 16(58): 65-66, Summer 1980.
Nolan (born Robert Nobles, 1908-1980) and Sons of the Pioneers. Reprint from Hear my song. p.63-64.
Griffith, James S. "Why cowboy poetry? Some thoughts toward an answer." p.31-38. In Cowboy poets and cowboy poetry. Edited by David Stanley and Elaine Thatcher. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2000.
* Griggs, Nathan Kirk. Lyrics of the lariat: poems with notes / Nathan Kirk Griggs. New York; Chicago, IL; Toronto, ON: Fleming H. Revell Co.; Chicago, IL: The Lakeside Press; R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., 1893. 266 p.
Grinnell, George Bird. (1849-1938) Jack, the young cowboy / George Bird Grinnell. New York: np, 1913.
* Grissom, Irene Welch. Under Rocky Mountain skies / Irene Welch Grissom. New York: Pageant Press, 1952. 118 p.
* Guest, Edgar A. Collected verse of Edgar A. Guest. Autographed edition. Chicago, IL: Reilly and Lee, 1934. 937 p.
See: "The old prospector talks" p.627-628. Many poems on friendship.
Guild, Marilla Merriman. The old house speaks and other poems / Marilla Merriman Guild. np: Paebar Co, nd.
See: "The ocotilla in bloom."
Guion, David W. (1892- ) "The yellow rose of Texas." New York: G. Schrimer, 1936.
Gurian, Jay. "The possibility of a western poetics." Colorado Quarterly. 15(1): 69-85, Summer 1966.
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