“Ballad of Billy the Bull Rider”

Author: Johnny Baker
Earliest date: 1973
Keywords: cowboy injury death dream

Description

Billy takes his girl to a rodeo where he is riding bulls. He assures her that all will be well -- but he is thrown as his girlfriend watches: "There wasn't a thing she could do But stand there and watch the boy die." She has nightmares of his last ride

References

  1. Ohrlin-HBT 95, "Ballad of Billy the Bull Rider" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Ohr095