“A Tale of the Trail”

Author: James W. Foley
Earliest date: 1914 (Foley, "Tales of the Trail")
Keywords: cowboy nonballad recitation


"It ain't so far from right to wrong, The trail ain't hard to lose. There's times I'd almost give my horse To know which one to choose." The poet admits the difficulty of telling which is which, and so promises to help those who have gone astray


  1. Ohrlin-HBT 41, "A Tale of the Trail" (1 text)
  2. BI, Ohr041